Encona Sauces and a Giveaway

I was recently invited to a cooking event to launch a range of new sauces and marinades from Encona, the makers of hot pepper sauce. Unfortunately I couldn’t attend but I was sent some samples to try out in my kitchen at home.

The new range consists of a Peruvian Amarillo chilli sauce and a Smokey Jalapeño sauce, and marinades in three different flavours: Moroccan Harissa, Jamaican Jerk and Korean BBQ. Each marinade has been inspired by its origin, combining authentic ingredients to create flavours that will make you feel like you are riding a camel in North Africa, sunning yourself in the Caribbean or wandering through Gwangjang market. Encona Peruvian Amarillo sauce blends authentic Peruvian Amarillo chilies, roasted onions, spices and herbs to create a sweet subtle chilli flavour with a hint of garlic. The Smokey Jalapeño sauce has a subtle smokey flavour and a warm and fruity taste to complement all kinds of Mexican meal.

I have so far tried the Peruvian Amarillo sauce in a yellow chilli brisket dish cooked in the slow cooker (look out for the recipe soon!), which was full of flavour and so different, and the sauce can also be used as a marinade, drizzled over food for grilling or barbecuing. The Moroccan Harissa marinade was great on chicken breasts, and the marinades will be perfect for the summer months when they will liven up my barbecues.

chicken breast with Moroccan Harissa marinade


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Disclosure: I was provided with a set of the marinades for review, all views are my own.

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I wish we could find these sauces in the US!

Helen G

OhMyDays! I’d marinade chicken in the Jerk and serve with rice and beans. I’d use the Korean marinade with steak and serve when I make bibimbap for my boyf (it scares me) and the jalapeno sauce would be amazing when I cook Mexican! 🙂

I would make pasta dish xxx

susan younger

The BBQ one would be great on chicken

laura banks

marinating the chicken for a BBQ

janet humphrey

Trying pulled pork and the jamacan jerk would make that delicious

alan burrows

in Chicken kebabs

I would love to invent new recipes with these sauces

These would be great for the barbecue

Martina Pichova

I would try to use them with quorn (instead of chicken and pork) as my partner is vegetarian.

Emma Jones

The bbq one with chicken and pasta, yum!

I think the first thing to do would be marindading some meat for a barbeque. Yum.

well my grandaughter loves pasta, so i would make a pasta dish x

Nancy Bradford

We love all the spicey sauces on our food but I also like to cook with them for extra super hotness 🙂

iain maciver

coat my chicken

Susan Hunt

Sounds nice for my home made bugers.


For casseroles and the BBQ…

Amanda Richardson

i’d use them to make bring meals spring into life with a zing!!

Greig spencer

Chicken kebabs

Mark Whitmore

Would have to be chicken for the bbq

Tracy Newton

I would marinate lots of meat and serve it at our summer Bbq


Slow cook pork with bbq sounds like a treat

Julie C

pizza and pasta perk up

In curries or wraps

Hayley Atkins

These sauces are the ‘X-factor’ to create culinary masterpieces! Would definately marinade chicken with the BBQ sauce.

As marinades for our BBQ steaks

Ruth Harwood

Pasta dishes, perhaps a Lasagne or a bake 🙂

nicola barter

as marinades for chicken 🙂



mick proctor

spice up that pizza

Christina Curtis

I would marinade chicken! I also like some for dipping!

Julia Nicholls

My favourite way to eat Encona is for dipping chip shop chips!

aaron broad

I would use them to make some wraps

Rey Chunara

I think these sauces would be great for a barbecue

claire griffiths

i would marinate some chicken for the bbq

Paula Readings

On the BBQ I am having for my birthday next month.


These are calling out for a BBQ – it’s all round to me then!

Linda Harrickie

Chicken Kebabs!

clair downham

when we have a bbq thankyou

Kimberley Hazelton

chicken marinades. Maybe a BBQ

I’d make an exotic Mixed Grill

to liven up boring dishes.

Janet Carter

Would use to marinade meats for the BBQ

I would marinade in chicken

Nat thomason

On BBQ meats

Vera Bahounkova

I would try to use for BBQ

trevor linvell

I would use them on many vegetarian pasta dishes

Helen Adams

Invite the family over and use the sauces for a BBQ

Daniel Stacey

BBQ Chicken

Amanda Gregory

I would use them on veggie kebabs and loads of other dishes.