Marie Rose sauce
|Place of origin||United Kingdom|
|Created by||Fanny Cradock|
|Main ingredients||tomatoes, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and pepper|
Marie Rose sauce (known in some areas as cocktail sauce or seafood sauce) is a British condiment made from a blend of tomatoes, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and pepper. A simpler version can be made by merely mixing tomato ketchup with mayonnaise. The sauce, as well as prawn cocktail, which its alternative name of cocktail sauce comes from, was invented in the 1960s by British cook Fanny Cradock.
In the United States, a similar sauce, fry sauce, is sometimes served with french fries. Another similar sauce called Thousand Island dressing is popular in the United States and Canada. The Thousand Island dressing recipe reputedly originated from the Thousand Islands between the state of New York and the province of Ontario. In Argentina, salsa golf is a similar sauce created in the 1920s at a golf course, hence the name.
In Ireland, Marie Rose sauce refers primarily to just ketchup and mayonnaise. Marie Rose sauce in chip shops is known as "burger sauce". However, the above British versions are also used in Ireland. The name used is dependent on where it is being served (e.g. chip shop) and what the sauce is being accompanied with (e.g. chips or salad).