Irish Marie Rose Sauce With Prawns

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Recipe: #40290

March 06, 2023

Categories: Shrimp Irish,

"*Admin Notes* Irish Marie Rose Sauce with prawns is a classic Irish seafood dish. It consists of cooked prawns dipped in a creamy tomato-based sauce. *Author Notes* something to do with the British Warship called the Mary Rose. But it is most commonly used as the classic prawn cocktail sauce made famous by Fanny Craddock, a popular TV chef in the 1960s. Served in Irish pubs"

Original is 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (183.3 g)
  • Calories 251.9
  • Total Fat - 7.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 246.7 mg
  • Sodium - 1640.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 18.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 8.9 g
  • Protein - 26.5 g
  • Calcium - 114.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix sauce to taste

Step 2

Put in Martini glass

Step 3

Put shrimp on side of glass


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting cooked shrimp, look for ones with a bright color and a firm texture.
  • Adjust the amount of lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, and paprika to taste.

  • Substitute vegan mayonnaise for traditional mayonnaise: This substitution will make the dish vegan-friendly, while still providing the creamy texture of the original sauce.
  • Substitute canned tomato sauce for ketchup: This substitution will provide a more authentic tomato flavor, while still providing the same creamy texture.

Mexican-Style Prawns Combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce in a bowl and mix well. Add the paprika, cumin, chili powder and garlic powder and mix until all ingredients are well combined. Dip the cooked prawns in the sauce and serve with tortilla chips.

Roasted Potatoes: Roasted potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to Irish Marie Rose Sauce with Prawns. The potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, providing a delicious contrast to the creamy tomato-based sauce. Roasting the potatoes in garlic and herbs adds even more flavor to the dish.

Garlic Bread: Garlic bread is the perfect accompaniment to Irish Marie Rose Sauce with Prawns. The buttery, garlicky bread provides a delicious contrast to the creamy sauce, and the crunchy texture of the bread complements the crispy potatoes. Plus, the garlic flavor adds an extra layer of flavor to the dish, making it even more delicious.


Q: What is the origin of Irish Marie Rose Sauce?

A: Irish Marie Rose Sauce is believed to have originated from the British Warship called the Mary Rose. It became popularized in the 1960s by Fanny Craddock, a popular TV chef, and is now commonly served in Irish pubs.

Q: What is the main ingredient in Irish Marie Rose Sauce?

A: The main ingredient in Irish Marie Rose Sauce is mayonnaise, with tomato ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice added for flavor.

1 Reviews


Delicious...this is very similar to what I whip up in a hurry...but mine doesn't include the nice addition of worcestershire sauce...made for "FYC" tag game and "St. Patrick's Day" event...


review by:
(9 Mar 2023)

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Fun facts:

FUN FACT 1: The dish 'Irish Marie Rose Sauce with Prawns' is said to be inspired by the British Warship called the Mary Rose, which sunk in 1545.

FUN FACT 2: The dish became popular in the 1960s when well-known British TV chef Fanny Craddock made it famous. She was one of the first celebrity chefs in the UK and her recipes were a hit with the public.