Portly Cooks | Bruschetta

So simple it’s hardly worth putting these on here, but here we go. Half a Baguette 2 Salad Tomatoes 1 Clove Garlic (Crushed) Olive Oil Salt and Pepper Balsamic Syrup (Optional) Cut the baguette into slices and drizzle liberally with the olive oil. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes at 200c or until…

Portly Cooks | MARINADE MONDAY | Tomato and Balsamic

Stuff ‘Meat Free Monday’ this is Marinade Monday!  Tomato and Balsamic to be precise!   For the Marinade 2 tbsp Tomato Puree 1 tbsp Oil 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar 1 tsp Basil ½ tsp Garlic Powder ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper For the rest 2 Chicken Thighs (De-boned) 150g Cherry Tomatoes 50g Shredded Lettuce For the…

Portly Cooks | Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington, something I cook very rarely but absolutely love!  This one is a basic version, there are others that have you making pancakes etc. I’ve done all that before and I think the fillet should just be the star of the show, plus it’s easier. For the Wellington 1 Fillet Steak 1 Sheet Puff…

Portly Cooks | Crayfish and Prawn Tostada

Monday night food should be simple, you’ve just had (if you’re like me anyway) a weekend of rich and indulgent food because ‘Why not? It IS the weekend right?’ This is a nice easy one to get you back into the swing of things. 1 small Soft Tortilla Wrap 50g Cooked Cocktail Prawns 50g Cooked…

Portly Eats | Aromi | Cambridge, UK

Aromi in Cambridge always has a queue out of the door whenever I have walked past.  Finally I braved the line and got myself some fabulous pizza. I’ll be honest my pizza is normally delivered to my house by a guy on a scooter, that is when they can find my house but that’s another…

Portly Cooks | Leftover Beef Ragu

Leftovers, it’s not always about sandwiches the next day. Making a meal of leftovers can be just as good as the original meal.  This one needs some left over roast beef, you know that chunk left on a Tuesday evening when you’re bit fed up of beef sandwiches (having had them for two days straight)…