Marie Rose Sauce

Marie Rose Sauce

Marie Rose sauce is the sauce that is commonly served with a prawn cocktail. Try it with any other type of seafood such as lobster tails, Balmain bugs, yabbies or lightly poached white fish. Also delicious stirred through cooked potatoes for a different take on the standard potato salad. Serve with cold roasted meats and it creates another wonderful combination of flavours.


  • 100 ml good quality mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons cognac
  • Sea salt and white pepper, to season
  • Pinch of ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons tomato sauce (ketchup)
  • Juice of 1 lemon


In a small bowl combine all the ingredients, mixing to a smooth sauce. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.