The BEST episodes of Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course

Every episode of Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course!

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.

Last Updated: 1/12/2024Network: Channel 4Status: Ended
TV Dinners
83 votes

#1 - TV Dinners

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 10/2/2012

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

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Street Food Classics
137 votes

#2 - Street Food Classics

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/21/2012

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.

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Special Salads and Fabulous Fruits
28 votes

#3 - Special Salads and Fabulous Fruits

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 10/5/2012

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.

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59 votes

#4 - Baking

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/24/2012

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

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Getting Started
265 votes

#5 - Getting Started

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/10/2012

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.

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Real Fast Food
137 votes

#6 - Real Fast Food

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/20/2012

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.

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Keeping It Simple
283 votes

#7 - Keeping It Simple

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/11/2012

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.

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Cooking for Special Occasions
24 votes

#8 - Cooking for Special Occasions

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 10/4/2012

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.

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Better Baking
77 votes

#9 - Better Baking

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/25/2012

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

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Cooking with Chilli
179 votes

#10 - Cooking with Chilli

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/12/2012

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.

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Stress-Free Cooking
170 votes

#11 - Stress-Free Cooking

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/18/2012

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.

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78 votes

#12 - Brunches

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 9/28/2012

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

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More Brunches
79 votes

#13 - More Brunches

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 10/1/2012

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

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More Ultimate Food on a Budget
168 votes

#14 - More Ultimate Food on a Budget

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/17/2012

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.

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Making It Easy
108 votes

#15 - Making It Easy

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/19/2012

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

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Slow Cooked Favourites
53 votes

#16 - Slow Cooked Favourites

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/27/2012

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.

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Simple Suppers
55 votes

#17 - Simple Suppers

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 10/3/2012

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

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Ultimate Slow Cooking
106 votes

#18 - Ultimate Slow Cooking

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/26/2012

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.

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Cooking with Spice
198 votes

#19 - Cooking with Spice

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/13/2012

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.

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Ultimate Food on a Budget
202 votes

#20 - Ultimate Food on a Budget

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/14/2012

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.

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