Portly Cooks | Garlic and Paprika Butter Prawns

Fresh bread dipped into paprika garlic butter? What more could you want… maybe some prawns to make it extra tasty? Serves 4 20 Prawns (Peeled, Deveined with tails on) 100g Butter 2 tsp Paprika 2 Cloves Garlic The Soda Bread Recipe is Jack Munroe’s and is here Make the bread according to the instructions and…

Portly Cooks | Lemon Curd Cheesecake

It’s lemony, it’s creamy, it’s got a buttery biscuit base, it’s dead easy… enough of sounding like a Masterchef judge, here’s a dead easy cheesecake. Serves 2 (If you feel like sharing) 8 Digestive Biscuits 50g Butter 2 tbsp Lemon Curd Zest of a Lemon (Put the juice in your gin) 100ml Double Cream 150g…

Portly Cooks | Gamberi all’aglio

If you’re in need of a quick and easy starter for date night or a dinner party with friends then look no further than this. It’s got fabulous fresh prawns, garlic butter and freshly baked bread… kind of and its all in the oven so you can forget about it! 12 King Prawns* 1 White…

Portly Cooks | Garlic Butter Mussels

Here’s a lovely one, it takes these banging Brancaster Mussels to the next level. They make a wonderful starter with some crusty sourdough. 250g Brancaster Mussels (or rope grown from the supermarket) 50g Butter 1 Clove of Garlic (Crushed) In a dry pan cook the mussels until they have all opened. Drain the mussels and…

Portly Cooks | Sea Bass and Potted Crayfish Butter

Sea Bass is super versatile and goes well with a variety of flavours and seeing as it is that time of year again I thought I should post something at least a little bit healthy. 1 Sea Bass fillet 2 Leaves Cabbage Knob Butter 100g Crayfish Nutmeg Lightly oil a pan and then while still…

Portly Cooks | Pan Seared Fillet Steak with Bell Peppers

Keeping it simple is sometimes the best thing to do. You want to make the few ingredients you do use shine out as stars of the show. This one does just that. 1 Fillet Steak 50g Red, Yellow and Green Bell Peppers ½ Red Onion 20g Butter First off pat the steak dry on some…

Portly Cooks | Steak and Roasted Vegetables

Getting fancy with some sirloin, cooking something new in the world of steaks is like trying to re-invent the wheel. 1 Sirloin Steak ½ Turnip ½ Carrot 2 Small Potatoes Large Knob butter Rocket Leaves Start off by peeling and then chopping the veg into little cubes. Heat your oven to 220c and while that…

Portly Cooks | Wild Halibut, Squid, Asparagus and Potted Shrimp Butter

Sometimes it’s nice to indulge in some fancy food. This plate basically has all of my favourite foods in one meal, Wild Halibut is the fancy indulgence, Squid is my favourite seafood and asparagus is my favourite vegetable, all that with potted shrimp what is not to like? 1 Slice Wild Halibut 4 Squid Rings…

Portly Cooks | Leftover Chicken Pasta Bake

Carrying on from my recent post for roast chicken, what do you do with the leftovers? Well here is an idea for you and comes again from the world of comfort food. Pasta bake is a classic weeknight dish and to be fair is pretty cheap to make, pasta isn’t the most expensive thing in…