Portly Cooks | Samphire and Spaghetti in Garlic Cream Cheese Sauce

I saw this on TV the other day, it’s supposed to have Agretti in it but in place of that i’ve used Samphire and I didn’t have any Gorgonzola either so… 90g Spaghetti 60g Samphire Half pack of Garlic and Herb Cheese Roll 25ml Double Cream 20ml White Wine Boil the pasta and samphire together…

Portly Cooks | Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Meatballs are one of the simplest things you can make, grab some beef mince a roll it into a ball right? For the sauce 400g tin of chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp Ketchup 1 tsp Tomato Puree 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Mixed Herbs For the meatballs 250g Beef Mince Half an…

Portly Cooks | Stilton Sea Bream

Keeping it simple is the name of the game with this one. You can use any cheese you like or leave it off if the thought of cheese and fish doesn’t sound all that great to you. Stilton works nicely as it seasons the fish as it cooks! 2 Sea Bream Fillets 2 Slices of…

Portly Cooks | Salmon and Stilton Rolls

I’m not always a massive fan of salmon, I will eat it forever as sashimi but when it’s cooked I have to have things to disguise the taste a little bit. Of course you can use any cheese you like or even leave it out altogether. 250g Salmon (skinless) 1 packet Ready Rolled Puff Pastry…

Portly Cooks | Pizza

Everyone loves a pizza and this is nice and easy and uses the Bread recipe that was posted before this recipe. This time I halved it and makes two roughly side plate sized pizzas. 125g Plain/Strong Bread Flour 88ml Warm Water 1/3 tsp Dried Yeast Drizzle Olive Oil For the topping ½ tin Chopped Tomatoes…

Portly Cooks | Ceasar Salad

You know when you get a craving for something and nothing else will fix it? Well this is the result of one of those cravings. I love Ceasar salad but very rarely make it, sometimes it’s the simple things that are the best. 1 Chicken Thigh 1 Handful mixed Salad Leaves 25g Grated Parmesan 1…

Portly Cooks | Beer Mac n Cheese, with Crispy Bacon Bits

Mac and Cheese is one of the greatest things to have ever been created in a kitchen. It is up there with most people’s top comfort food, this one is no exception, when I made this I used spirali and I had it for lunch for the next two days! You can easily feed 4…

Portly Cooks | Polpette Cacio e Uova

These don’t look all that pretty but they taste fantastic! This is another dish from Abruzzo in Italy. They were usually made from leftover cheap ingredients, meatballs without the meat! 100g Bread 120g Cheddar 2-3 eggs 200g Passata Start off by blending the bread into breadcrumbs. Then grate the cheese.  In a bowl mix the…

Portly Cooks | Truffled Mac n Cheese

Mac n cheese is up there as one of the all-time great comfort foods. I made this one on a whim as I couldn’t be bothered to go to the supermarket to get anything else for dinner, so it was a case of ‘what do I have in the cupboards and fridge!?’ 100g Macaroni 1…

Portly Cooks |Beef Panzanella

I’ve always wanted to make this dish and finally I managed to have all the ingredients in the right place at the right time. I’m pretty sure this isn’t the ‘official’ way to make Panzanella but it’s my take on it. 200g Beef Skirt Steak 1 Ciabatta Roll ½ ball Mozzarella 100g Cherry Tomatoes Handful…