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 | Smoked Paprika and Tomato Seafood Bowl

Now this was supposed to be a paella kind of thing but it turned into more of a parikary stewy thing.  It’s got Cauliflower ‘rice’ in it though! 200g Seafood Mix (Mussels, Prawns, Squid) 1 Bacon Rasher 150g Cauliflower 1 Chicken Stock Pot 1 Red Bell Pepper 4 Spring Onions 200g Chopped Tomatoes 50ml Water…

Portly Eats | Novi | Cambridge, UK

Novi has been on my list of places to eat for a good while now, so along with the delightful Haley Bell we went to investigate. Novi is on Regent steet in Cambridge, it has a compact menu on one piece of paper. That for me is a good sign, I hate it when you…

Portly Cooks | Chilli Con Carne with Cauliflower Rice

This is something I make once in a Blue Moon, with the Blue Moon a way off but a Total Eclipse last week, it seemed like a good time to make a Chilli. Well, that and the fact I had some Beef Mince that needed to be used. I think the Eclipse is slightly more…

Portly Cooks | Not Quite Paella with Cauliflower Rice

Paella it’s a Spanish classic. Now, I’m not going to say that this is a Paella, it is however Paella inspired with a few flavours of Spain thrown in for good measure. 200g Cauliflower 1 Chicken Breast 150g Cherry Tomatoes 30g Red Pepper 50g Mangetout 1 Field Mushroom 60g Jalapenos 1 Small Red Onion 1…

Prawn Red Curry with Cauliflower ‘Rice’

Coconut milk, when I have a tin in the cupboard there is only one way I’m going to use it and that is in a red curry. This time I decided to make a prawn red curry but as you will no doubt know, it works pretty well with everything. This again is a cheat’s…

Special Fried Cauliflower ‘Rice’

Special fried rice is a take-out staple and one of my favourites this one however is a little different.  For one, it has no rice… I’ve been experimenting recently with different vegetables and have played with making cauliflower couscous and also buffalo style cauliflower. What I have discovered is that rice or even chicken in…

Cauliflower ‘Couscous’

So the Cauliflower experiment continues.  I’ve cooked it Buffalo Style, which I have to say was a revelation! I’ve also pan fried it in a kind of ‘steak’. But now it’s the time for Cauliflower ‘Couscous’.  This idea has been around for a while and seems to have come about from the idea of swapping…