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What is the sauce that makes prawns prawn cocktail when you mix them in it?

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FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 14-Sep-09 16:43:41

Is it thousand island dressing?

I want to make prawn cocktail and don't know where to start.

Any help is appreciated.


SlartyBartFast Mon 14-Sep-09 16:44:34

mayonaise and ketchup or tomato puree, possibly.

HecatesTwopenceworth Mon 14-Sep-09 16:44:39

marie rose sauce, isn't it?

colditz Mon 14-Sep-09 16:45:04

It's thousand island dressing and you can make it with mayonaise and ketchup and a bit of pepper and lemon juice.

SlartyBartFast Mon 14-Sep-09 16:45:17



MaryAnnSingleton Mon 14-Sep-09 16:46:21

is Marie Rose,deffo

SlartyBartFast Mon 14-Sep-09 16:49:12

marie rose sauce is mayonaise and ketchup


TreeTrunkThighs Mon 14-Sep-09 16:50:04

DH does salad cream, ketchup and hot pepper sauce (name escapes me) - lush

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 14-Sep-09 16:55:25

Thank you all.

I was just serving up the kids dinner.

DD has asked for one prawn with her potato grin.

ILYM Mon 14-Sep-09 16:55:25

Many takes on the recipe for Marie Rose Sauce. Mine is -
Mayo,ketchup,pinch cayenne pepper. mmmmmmmm.

bibbitybobbityhat Mon 14-Sep-09 16:55:37

You need a little bit of worcestershire sauce in it. Or horseradish.

SlartyBartFast Mon 14-Sep-09 16:57:21


FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 14-Sep-09 17:01:34

My cayenne pepper is use by March 2008. I always follow dates. This isn't like meat, dairy or fish though is it....

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 14-Sep-09 17:04:54

Why envy SBF?

HecatesTwopenceworth Mon 14-Sep-09 17:06:40

Is it use by or best before?

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 14-Sep-09 17:09:27

Best before.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 14-Sep-09 17:11:19

I don't think much can live or breed on cayenne! It might have lost some flavour but I doubt it'll harm anyone.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 14-Sep-09 17:11:39

I guess it doesn't matter since I have realised I have put in worcester sauce which is marked as best before May 09. Oops.

HecatesTwopenceworth Mon 14-Sep-09 17:13:04

then you can use it. Best before is just a guide, it means that after that it might not taste as good, maybe, but it certainly won't hurt you.

Use By is the one to watch. I think.

SlartyBartFast Mon 14-Sep-09 17:18:01

envy cos i like prawn cocktail.
actually prefer avocado prawn mmmmm

oh i had some sort of red pepper that was absolutely rank when it was out of date. the one you use in goulash.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 14-Sep-09 17:20:11

I have decided not to put the cayenne pepper in as it already has a bit of a kick with the worcester sauce in and I am not sure if DH will like it too hot.

SBF - join us if you like smile.

SlartyBartFast Mon 14-Sep-09 18:26:50


seen this too late.

TsarChasm Mon 14-Sep-09 18:29:54

Has anyone ever wondered which thousand islands the sauce refers to? And out of 1000 islands, the best thing they could come up with between them was a bit of tomato mayo grin.

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