Marie Rose sauce
Costs: Cheap as chips
Skill level: Easy peasy
Marie Rose sauce is also known as seafood, cocktail or burger sauce and this tangy dressing is easily made with a few store cupboard ingredients. It’s often served with seafood and is the sauce used in the classic British dish prawn cocktail. Choose a good quality mayonnaise for the base of the sauce and add more lemon juice to give a runnier consistency if you like. For a less calorific version, replace half the mayonnaise with natural yoghurt or half fat crème fraiche.
For a quick and easy starter, mix the sauce with 350g cooked peeled prawns and a little fresh chopped dill. Divide between four individual glasses and garnish each with a sprig of fresh dill.
- 200ml mayonnaise
- 2tbsp tomato ketchup
- ¼tsp cayenne pepper
- Dash of Tabasco or Worcestershire sauce
- Squeeze of lemon juice, to taste
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Place the mayonnaise in a bowl and stir in the tomato ketchup, cayenne pepper and Tabasco or Worcestershire sauce.
- Add lemon juice to taste and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hrs before serving.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.