The BEST Episodes of Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 3, 2022
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#15 - Simple Suppers
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 3, 2012
Recipes include spicy tuna fishcakes and an incredible griddled pineapple with spiced caramel.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.