Iron Chef Shellie

{Product Review} Marion’s Kitchen Thai Cooking Range

Remember Marion from Masterchef series 2? For a while there, we all thought she would win the cooking competition, but it came down to a satay sauce…. a sauce that sent her home.  Thankfully she has worked on her satay sauce techniques and launched her new range of easy to cook at home Thai food range. I’m hoping Billy doesn’t make any silly mistakes whilst he competing this year, although his bombe alaska had us worried tonight!!

Marion’s range offers something to everyone, and it makes Thai cooking easy and accessible in the home. Curry pastes are all prepared, and ingredients like kaffir lime leaves and bamboo shoots are packaged well to ensure freshness. I was a huge fan of the packaging, and liked how each sachet came numbered with instructions, so you could still cook with confidence in case you accidentally throw out the box.

I loved how easy it was to prepare all the dishes in the range. They are easily customizable; you can choose your protein – chicken, beef, pork, seafood, tofu. You can also choose which vegetables you want to put in, and omit the ones you don’t like. They might not satisfy a true Thai 100%; but for cooking at home, I found it to be much easy than getting Thai takeaway, and cheaper too! The only difference is I would say is the red and green curries aren’t as rich as a Thai restaurant, but I think that is because they would use rich, thick, fresh coconut cream / milk.

Fish cakes were so easy to make and so tasty. I loved the dipping sauce that accompanied the fish cakes.

The satay sticks were delicious, and the satay sauce has a nice hit of lime and fish sauce.

Red and green curries, both pretty good. Loved how easy they were to make with the curry pastes prepared and all ingredients at the ready to go. Dinner was ready in no time.

My absolute favorite from the range is the Thai basil and chilli stir fry. I think if you only try one product from the range make it this one. The marinade for the meat smells amazing, and the combination with the stir fry sauce and perfectly cooked meat and vegetables makes for a fantastic meal. This one comes with rice as well… which I wish I knew before I actually started cooking rice. This was me failing to read instructions again, but in my defence I tried this one last, and no others had rice! I’ll definitely be buying this one again for easy dinners.

Marion worked on her range for 6 months, and in my opinion 6 months well spent. I know I often don’t try recipes that involve me having to make a curry paste that I’ll only use once and the rest will sit in my freezer for all eternity. It’s great that you don’t have to buy 50 million ingredients for 1 curry, that you may not use again, and you’ll have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less!

Marion’s Kitchen range is available from IGA and Woolworths, with RRP of $6.99.

For more information on Marion’s Kitchen head to : http://marionskitchen.com.au/wordpress/

Iron Chef Shellie sampled Marion’s Kitchen range thanks to 360 Focus.

And don’t forget, you can show your support Team Billy on this season of Masterchef by buying a t-shirt, all profits go to KILT landmine victims in Cambodia. I got mine today :D http://teambilly.com.au/

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18 Responses to “{Product Review} Marion’s Kitchen Thai Cooking Range”
  1. Piggyeatalot says:

    So cool u reviewed this! Was a bit hesitant to buy marions range- not too sure whether it’ll be too westernized… But I do wanna try that fishcake! Btw is it spicy enough?

  2. Oh I like the packaging of the sachets too, with all those cheerful instructions! Could be fun to give this a whirl. :D
    leaf (the indolent cook) recently posted..pan-grilled lime and pepper infused salmon and asparagus- topped with yoghurt- pomegranate and mint

  3. Wendy says:

    Hey nice post ! Now I need to get a few of this pack

  4. Wow, the packs look great! Go Marion! I can’t wait to try them out. Fresh and fragrant and fabulous, I’m sure :)
    Heidi xo
    Heidi – Apples Under My Bed recently posted..Universal Restaurant- Food Bloggers Trail

  5. looks like a midweek asian quick fix. need to get t-shirt too!
    penny aka jeroxie recently posted..Eating in Vancouver – Campagnolo

  6. Yum!!! The meals look delicious and the sauces are full of fresh ingredients, what more could you want.

    P.S I wanted Marion to win Masterchef
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  7. Esz says:

    Interesting! I don’t make much Thai or other curries at home because of all the faffing about with ingredients. I might give these a go if I see them in the IGA :-)
    Esz recently posted..Sewing – Blue Wrap Dress

  8. muppy says:

    I was curious what these were like so thanks for the review. Its good to have something like this on hand sometimes, the stir fry does look great.
    p.s. i might have to get me one of those shirts!
    muppy recently posted..Steamed Seafood Dumplings

  9. Briony says:

    Looks great – although it seems quite expensive to me (although I am so used to £s now!). I like how fresh all the products look – some packet mixes can be just festy, old mixes of spices with loads of preservatives that you could probably make yourself easier at home!

    Briony
    http://www.theglasgowfoodblog.blogspot.com

  10. Hannah says:

    I love the “chatty” tone of the instructions on each package. Fun! I’ve also got out of the habit of making curry pastes from scratch, so I think these could well come in handy if I ever see them here!
    Hannah recently posted..What I Learned From Eurovision… and Carrot Salad

  11. R&H says:

    This sounds like the answer to a great mid week / lazy Sunday night dinner!
    R&H recently posted..International Incident Party – Gumbo

  12. Sarah says:

    wow – this looks great!! I havent yet spotted the range in my local woolies, but am definately looking out for them!

  13. Chanel says:

    I’m interested in trying these, thanks for the review! I never cook Thai at home, but I love Thai basil & chilli stir-fry so I’ll give these a go :D
    Chanel recently posted..Gourmet Rabbit Food Baza’ar at Efendy- Balmain

  14. Susan says:

    They look great, I think I will skip the curries though, cause I have perfected my curry recipe and it’s much cheaper than that. Will definitely look out for the chilli and basil stir fry though.
    Susan recently posted..Triple Chocolate Brownies

  15. Charlene MCKAY says:

    The thai green curry is amazing…and it was so simple to make..i think my boyfriends gonna be impressed with dinner tonight, cause im not normally a very good cook!

  16. RamBoat says:

    I just tried the Green Curry and it was so good i had to stop myself from over loading or eating everybody else diner before they got home. Great work Marion, delicious! im sold!

  17. jenny jewell says:

    Have tried the “Singapore Noodles” yellow box & all the family love it but now cant find in any of stores just wondering have you deleted product other recipes are still there or do i need to find another brand if not making anymore so sad if have to as this recipe is only one i like

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