The BEST Episodes of Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 1, 2020

Network: Channel 4

Gordon Ramsay has been cooking in professional kitchens for over 25 years. He's been taught by some of the best chefs in the world, and in turn has taught some of the best himself. Now he's giving viewers a simple guide to how it's all done. Each episode concentrates on a different theme essential for the modern cook - from the secret of cooking with chilli and spice, through to baking, roasting and slow cooking - and is packed full of useful tricks and tips to save time and money.

TV Dinners

#1 - TV Dinners

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Oct 2, 2012

Recipes include delicious mushroom and leek pasta and stunning sweetcorn fritters with yoghurt dip. Plus Gordon shares his top tips for buying pasta.

star 9.29
85 votes
Special Salads and Fabulous Fruits

#2 - Special Salads and Fabulous Fruits

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 5, 2012

Gordon teaches more recipes for fabulous food for special occasions, including a flavour-packed green papaya salad, a simple but celebratory chopped salad and Gordon's spectacular raspberry millefeuille.

star 8.60
25 votes
Street Food Classics

#3 - Street Food Classics

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 21, 2012

Gordon makes some home-cooked street food classics. Recipes include beef tacos with wasabi mayo, and flavour-packed chilli dogs, and there's a shopping guide to help you buy the finest chocolate.

star 8.43
137 votes
Baking

#4 - Baking

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 24, 2012

Recipes include his flavour-packed olive, tomato and rosemary focaccia, quick flatbreads with lemon, thyme and ricotta and a spectacular sponge with fresh ginger.

star 8.34
59 votes
Cooking for Special Occasions

#5 - Cooking for Special Occasions

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 4, 2012

Recipes include stuffed lamb with spinach and pine nuts, Vietnamese-style fresh prawn rolls and a sumptuous whole sea bass stuffed with fennel, lemon and capers.

star 8.26
23 votes
Getting Started

#6 - Getting Started

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 10, 2012

Recipes include delicious pork chops with sweet and sour peppers, and pan-fried scallops with crunchy apple salad, and Gordon shares a tip for keeping your knives sharp.

star 8.15
268 votes
Real Fast Food

#7 - Real Fast Food

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 20, 2012

Gordon shows how to make real fast food. Recipes include smoky pork sliders with homemade BBQ sauce, chicken stir-fry with rice noodles, and a fast noodle soup.

star 8.07
137 votes
Keeping It Simple

#8 - Keeping It Simple

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 11, 2012

Gordon teaches how to keep it simple. Recipes include chilli beef lettuce wraps, and miso-poached salmon, and there's a guide to buying perfect fish.

star 8.06
287 votes
Better Baking

#9 - Better Baking

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 25, 2012

Recipes include a simple leek and pancetta quiche, a stylish baked cheesecake and indulgent chocolate tarts.

star 7.87
76 votes
Cooking with Chilli

#10 - Cooking with Chilli

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 12, 2012

Gordon shows how to cook with chilli. Recipes include red mullet with sweet chilli sauce, classic jerk chicken, and a super simple spicy beef salad.

star 7.81
181 votes
Brunches

#11 - Brunches

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 28, 2012

Recipes include spicy pancakes, a simple frittata, and a fool-proof cheat's souffle with three cheeses.

star 7.81
78 votes
More Brunches

#12 - More Brunches

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 1, 2012

Recipes include the perfect steak sandwich, succulent crab and mascarpone crepes and homemade crumpets.

star 7.80
79 votes
Stress-Free Cooking

#13 - Stress-Free Cooking

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 18, 2012

Recipes include sticky pork ribs, a spicy chutney, and an amazing chilli chicken with ginger and coriander that just gets better and better with time.

star 7.78
170 votes
More Ultimate Food on a Budget

#14 - More Ultimate Food on a Budget

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 17, 2012

Gordon shows how to cook delicious food on a budget. Recipes include leek and gruyere rosti with fried eggs, a delicious apple crumble, and seriously impressive homemade gnocchi.

star 7.72
165 votes
Simple Suppers

#15 - Simple Suppers

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 3, 2012

Recipes include spicy tuna fishcakes and an incredible griddled pineapple with spiced caramel.

star 7.65
54 votes
Making It Easy

#16 - Making It Easy

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 19, 2012

Gordon's course continues with meatballs in fragrant coconut broth and a fabulous alternative to a chocolate brownie: white chocolate blondies.

star 7.54
106 votes
Ultimate Slow Cooking

#17 - Ultimate Slow Cooking

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 26, 2012

Gordon shows how to make the ultimate slow cooked dishes. Recipes include caramelised figs with ricotta, phenomenal slow-cooked beef short ribs, and melting beef brisket.

star 7.51
106 votes
Slow Cooked Favourites

#18 - Slow Cooked Favourites

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 27, 2012

Recipes include delicious slow braised stuffed lamb breasts and his ultra-tender slow roasted pork belly with fennel. Gordon also shares tips on buying the best cuts of meat for slow cooking.

star 7.50
54 votes
Cooking with Spice

#19 - Cooking with Spice

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 13, 2012

Gordon shows how to cook with spices. Recipes include a gutsy slow-cooked fiery lamb, a curry-spiced sweetcorn soup, and a simple but delicious aromatic rice pudding.

star 7.43
197 votes
Ultimate Food on a Budget

#20 - Ultimate Food on a Budget

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 14, 2012

Gordon shows how to make dream food on a budget. Recipes include sausage rice, roasted mackerel with garlic and paprika, and unforgettable lamb with fried bread.

star 7.32
201 votes