Portly Cooks | Pork in Black Bean Sauce

Well here is a nice easy one for an impressive midweek meal. Serves 2 2 Pork Loin Steaks 1 tbsp Lee Kum Kee Black Bean Sauce 2 tsp Soy Sauce 1 Tsp Shaoxing Rice Wine 1 tsp Caster Sugar 90g Jasmine Rice 180ml Water Wash the rice and then add to a pan with the…

Portly Cooks | Sea Bass in Black Bean Sauce

The original recipe for this had the sea bass poached but if you have a double layer steamer, steam the fish along with the fish to save both time and washing up. 2 Sea Bass Fillets 2 Pak Choi 1 Red Chilli 2 Spring Onions 1 tbsp Lee Kum Kee Black Bean Sauce 1 tsp…

Portly Cooks | Mapo Tofu

Hot, spicy, flavourful and hearty, what else could you want? 150g Beef Mince 1 Pack Silken Tofu 6 Spring Onions 2 tbsp Spicy Bean Sauce 125ml Chicken Stock (Made with cube) 10ml Soy Sauce 10ml Shaoxing Rice Wine 1 tsp Sugar Brown off the mince, while that cooks thinly slice the onions, add the white…

Portly Cooks | Soy Braised Pork Belly

Something for the weekend with this one because it is a bit off a faff. 300g Pork Belly 2 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce 2 tbsp Light Soy Sauce 2 tbsp Shaoxing Rice Wine 2 tbsp Honey 2 tsp Smoked Garlic 1 tsp Ground Ginger 2 Star Anise 1 Chicken Oxo Water Cut the pork into…

Portly Cooks |Crispy roast belly pork with tonkatsu dipping sauce

Everyone loves crispy belly pork and its sooo easy to make! 400g Pork Belly 1 tbsp Sea Salt 1 tbsp Ketchup Half tbsp Oyster Sauce Half tbsp Worcestershire Sauce Juices from resting the pork Top the skin of the pork belly with salt and leave for at least an hour uncovered in the fridge. Brush…

Portly Cooks | Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki (what you like fried) is classic street food from Japan, I’m not saying this is the most traditional way to make Okonomiyaki but it’s my way… 4 Green Cabbage Leaves (I used Sweetheart) Half a cup Flour 1 egg Milk Garlic powder For the sauce 2 tbsp Ketchup 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 tbsp…

Portly Cooks |Spicy Squid Udon Noodles in Oyster Sauce

1 Squid Tube (cut into rings) 1 Pack Udon Noodles 100g Tenderstem Broccoli 2 tsp Chilli Oil For the sauce 2 tsp Oyster Sauce 15ml Soy Sauce 15ml Sake/Shaoxing Rice Wine 10ml Rice Wine Vinegar ½ tsp Garlic Powder Steam the broccoli until tender and then start with the rest. Mix together the ingredients for…

Portly Cooks | Gochujang Wings

Sticky spicy chicken wings, what’s not to love? 2 tbsp Gochujang 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Honey 25ml Rice Vinegar 1 tsp Soy Sauce Chicken Wings (about 6)   Cut the wings in half through the bone joint so you are left with a mini drumstick kind of bit and a flat bit.  Mix…

Portly Cooks |Katsu Chicken Curry

Here is my go at the ever popular Chicken Katsu curry. Who needs Wagamama when you can make this? 2x Skinless Boneless Chicken Thighs Panko Bread Crumbs 1 Egg For the sauce 165ml Coconut Milk ½ tsp Ginger Powder 1 tsp Curry powder ½ tsp Garlic Powder 1 tbsp Soy Sauce 1 – ½ tbsp…

Portly Cooks | Kakuni

Here’s some slow food for you. It’s really worth it trust me! 4 Pork Belly Slices 50ml Sake 50ml Soy Sauce 50ml Mirin 1 tbsp Honey This is a super easy one.  Lay the pork in your slow cooker. Mix together the other ingredients and pour those over the pork.  Add water to the slow…