Tuesday 14 July 2015

Encona Marinades - Review!!

Encona are famous for their Hot Pepper and Sweet Chilli sauces but did you know they have recently released a new range of authentic marinades....

Each marinade has been inspired by its origin, combining authentic ingredients to create three mouth-watering marinades that will make you feel like you are sunning in the Caribbean, riding a camel in North Africa or wandering through Gwangjang market.

Encona Jamaican Jerk Marinade

An authentic mild jerk seasoning, blended with tomatoes and spices for a distinctive jerk flavour without the heat! Perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

Encona Korean BBQ Marinade

An authentic Korean barbecue marinade made with a blend of gochujang spices to create this sweet and spicy marinade.

Encona Moroccan Harissa Marinade

A spicy and fragrant Moroccan inspired paste made with a blend of chilli puree, herd and spices, to create a perfect aromatic North African style marinade.

 We were planning to have a BBQ on Saturday but it as a little too windy (stupid British weather) We decided to make a stir fry with the Korean BBQ Marinade....

I used 6 tablespoons full of the marinade, mixed it with the chicken and left it in the fridge for about 5 hours.....It smelt so good. 

By the way it is not advised to dip your finger in the jar and have a taste if you are a wimp when it comes to spicy food.....I learned a lesson there. It nearly blew my head off.....lol

When tea time came around I cooked the chicken, mixed it with peppers, onions, mushrooms, beansprouts and noodles....Dished it up and Stu, my girls and I tucked in...

We thoroughly enjoyed it....There was a little bit of spiciness and heat there. It was enough to taste but not too much that it put the kids off.....

I would have never have thought of buying these marinades but I can see them being added to my shopping list in the future.....

On the Encona website I found a recipe for Moroccan Lamb Skewers which I will be making sometime later in the week.

Encona marinades and sauces can be bought from most supermarkets.....I saw them in Tesco for £1.99. I probably only used a third of the jar so they seem great value for money.

I was sent the Encona Marinades free of charge in exchange for my honest review.....All thought and opinions are of course my own.


  1. I fancy trying the Jamaican Jerk it sounds rather tasty. Your dish looks rather tempting x

  2. They do seem to be good value for money and the food you've made looks delicious!

  3. Oh my, these look great! I can guarantee Steve would love these!

  4. They do look good. We could sure use some new flavours for our summer BBQs :-)

  5. These look fab, my other half loves spicy food. Great value as well

  6. Ooh that dinner does look very yummy. Love the sound of the Jamaican Jerk marinade - might have to give this a try :-)

  7. This sounds and looks good. Think it will go down well in my house too :)

  8. Whoo these sound yummy, love tasty sauces with my chicken :)

  9. I like stirfrys and these look like a good alternative to ready made packet sauces.

  10. Can you still buy these? Not happy Tesco no longer sell them