Portly Eats | Pizza at Othersyde | Cambridge, UK

When lockdown eased and we all came out of our houses blinking in the sunlight, the first thing on most people’s minds was… Where can we go to eat!?  Where better to go in a socially distanced new normal than a bar that’s outside, you can book your own table and all orders are taken…

Portly Cooks | Tuna and Bulgur Wheat

Fresh tuna is a wonderful thing, far better than anything from a can, although that is good for a classic tuna mayo sandwich every now and then. 1 Tuna Steak 1 cup Bulgur Wheat 1 Chicken Oxo 1 tsp Olive Oil 1 Handful of Spinach If you don’t have a griddle pan for this one,…

Portly Cooks | Yakitori

These Yakitori are lovely little morsels of marinated chicken on sticks, they work as a starter or as a main meal with some steamed rice. 3 Skinless and Boneless Chicken Thighs Cocktail Sticks 15ml Soy Sauce 15ml Sake 15ml Honey 1 clove crushed Garlic Start off by mixing the marinade ingredients together and then put…

Portly Cooks | Harissa Spiced Pork Flatbreads

Need a tasty bite to eat fast for a bunch of people?  Get some belly pork slices from the butchers and a jar of harissa paste, you’ll have a quick dins in no time. 4 Belly Pork Slices (cut in half to make 8) 4 Flatbreads (whatever you fancy) 4 tsp Houmous 4 handfuls Rocket…

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 | Soboro Beef

Do you ever have left over minced beef and want to do something more than the traditional, Bolognese, burgers or meatballs? Well this one is just the thing! 200g Beef Mince 15ml Sake 15ml Soy Sauce 15ml Mirin 2x Spring Onions 1/3 cup Rice Drizzle of oi 1 egg Seaweed (Optional) Start off by cooking…

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 | Sea Bass with Saffron and Chorizo Risotto

This is a nice an easy fish dish to make you feel fancy for your mid-week dinner. 1x Sea Bass Fillet 1/3 Cup Risotto Rice Thumb size piece of Chorizo Saffron (optional) 1x Chicken Oxo Cube 50g Samphire Wash the rice thoroughly and then add to a saucepan. Crumble the chicken stock over the top…

Portly Cooks | Beer Battered Lemon Sole with Asparagus Puree

Who doesn’t love fish and chips on a Friday? It’s a tradition right? Well then, this one is sure to jazz up any run of the mill Friday evening. 2 Fillets Lemon Sole (skinned) 1 cup flour + some for dredging 1 330ml can of beer 200g Asparagus Oil for frying Put the flour into…

Portly Eats | Fish ‘n’ Chips | The Free Press, Cambridge, UK

The classics are called the classics because they are just that… Classic. I went to The Free Press in Cambridge for a bite to eat a few weeks ago and decided there was only one thing that would sate my hunger and that was of course, classic fish and chips. The Free Press’ version of…