One of the best things I like about cooking is trying different foods so when I was offered the chance to review Encona’s new marinades, I couldn’t wait to get cooking! I received the Korean BBQ and Moroccan Harissa marinade. Korean food is something I wasn’t very familiar with so I was keen to try the BBQ marinade first. The hardest thing about making Asian food, which I love, is cooking on a budget whilst keeping the flavours. There are certain ingredients that I wouldn’t use every day so I try and make do with the things I have in my cupboard already.
Trying different types of food is important for children. I love Asian food but I always found it expensive to make and the ingredients hard to to get hold of. Sea weed for instance, isn’t some thing widely available in shops. I’m not sure why! It’s low in calories and it has tones of vitamins and minerals, plus it tastes good! Just resently I discovered a seaweed company that is quite local to me, that you can buy online. They have different varieties of seaweed as well as suggestions and recipes to try. I went for the sea salad as it seemed the most versatile since I wasn’t sure what I was going to make with it! Making this recipe used not even 1/4 of the packet, so it goes a long way and you still get the seaweed taste.