Portly Cooks | 12hr Slow Cooked BBQ Ribs

Slow food doesn’t get simpler than this… 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp Cayenne pepper powder 1 tsp Garlic powder 1 tsp Brown sugar Rack of Pork ribs BBQ Sauce Mix together rub ingredients and then massage the rub into the meat and leave in the fridge overnight, slow cook the pork ribs in the oven…

Portly Eats | Big Feast For Two | Millworks, Cambridge, UK

A few weeks ago a bunch of friends and I headed to The Millworks.  It’s a lovely little place tucked away down by the millpond in Cambridge. The menu is wide ranging and has some decent options away from meat including; sea bream, cod and spiced aubergine. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere, with the…

Portly Cooks | BBQ Roast Cauliflower Steak

Roasted Cauliflower Steak, I saw it on a menu recently and the restaurant in question wanted £14 for theirs… I mean 14 QUID!?!?!? This one is a lot cheaper and the chicken is an optional extra. 1 Cauliflower Portly’s BBQ Rub Chicken Thigh BBQ Sauce to garnish Cut the cauliflower in half and level out…

Portly Cooks | Cheats Sticky Ribs

Who doesn’t love a good rib to munch while watching something good on the TV? These take all the hassle out of dinner and don’t take too long either. 1 Rack of Pork Ribs Portly’s BBQ Spice Rub 1 tsp Smoked Paprika 1 tsp Granulated Garlic 1 tsp Chilli Powder 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp…

Portly Eats | Honey Fried Chicken | Electric Cinema, London, UK

I ventured down to London a few days ago and went to the Museum of Brands, it’s well worth a look around if you’re down that way. After snooping around the museum and getting all nostalgic, we headed to Notting Hill and the Electric Cinema Diner for some well-deserved lunch. As we walked in the…

Portly Eats | Beef Rib | The Grain and Hop Store, Cambridge

A few weeks back I ventured to The Grain and Hop Store for dinner and couple of beers.  The Grain and Hop Store has a wide range of craft beers and regular beers on tap for you to work your way through at your leisure. Unfortunately that evening I was driving, so I was relegated…

Portly Cooks | Langoustine

Try these Langoustine as a starter, light lunch or chuck them on the BBQ! 4 Langoustine Handful of Salad Lemon Wedge This cannot be simpler, heat a griddle pan or your BBQ. Cut the shellfish in half lengthwise. Insert the point of the knife into the head of the langoustine and cut down through the…

Portly Cooks | Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken Skewers

Dead simple skewers for the BBQ. Who doesn’t love stuff on a stick? 1 large Chicken Breast 4 Skewers Pepper Onion 2 tbsp Sun Dried Tomato Pesto ½ tsp All Purpose Seasoning 1 freezer bag Cut the chicken into bitesized chunks and put it in the freezer bag.  Add the pesto and all purpose seasoning…

Portly Cooks | Boneless BBQ Ribs

This one is for when you really cannot be bothered to cook. 3 Belly Pork Slices 2 tbsp Ketchup 2 Tbsp Brown Sauce ½ tsp Paprika ½ tsp Garlic Powder ½ All Purpose Seasoning 1 tsp Brown Sugar 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce Mix together the ketchup, brown sauce etc. Put the pork slices into a…

Portly Cooks | Harissa & Mint Lamb Belly Pita

So, this one came to mind while I was watching a cooking demonstration last weekend. This is perfect for the BBQ and seeing as this weekend is a Bank Holiday why not wheel it out (brolly at the ready just in case) and chuck this on the coals. Lamb Belly 1 tsp Harissa Spice Mix…