Portly Cooks | Gochujang Pork Fried Rice

This one is a spicy midweek treat! Serves 2 1 tbsp Gochujang 20ml Soy Sauce 20ml Rice Wine Vinegar 20ml Golden Syrup 200g Leftover cooked rice 1 Pork Loin steak (optional) 2 Spring Onions 2 Eggs Cut the pork loin steak into small chunks, slice the spring onions and stir fry in a wok with…

Portly Cooks | Red Lentil Tacos

This is a super cheat meal but tasty too! 50g Red Lentils ½ Sachet Taco Seasoning 150ml Water 1 Vegetable Oxo Taco Shells It doesn’t get simpler, put lentils and the seasoning into a pan with a lid.  Boil the water and dissolve the veg cube, pour the water into the pan, bring back to…

Portly Cooks | Pork in Black Bean Sauce

Well here is a nice easy one for an impressive midweek meal. Serves 2 2 Pork Loin Steaks 1 tbsp Lee Kum Kee Black Bean Sauce 2 tsp Soy Sauce 1 Tsp Shaoxing Rice Wine 1 tsp Caster Sugar 90g Jasmine Rice 180ml Water Wash the rice and then add to a pan with the…

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 | Braised Octopus in Tomato Sauce

This one does take a little while but it is super worth it and will impress whoever you are going to make it for! 1 Medium Octopus (whole but cleaned) 1 tin Chopped Tomatoes 2 tbsp Honey Half a glass Red Wine 1 Bell Pepper 1 Red Onion 2 Cloves Garlic (Crushed) 1 tsp Smoked…

Portly Cooks | Popcorn Mussels with Harissa Mayo

If you are looking for a starter to jazz up your Saturday night dinner, this is definitely worth a go and its super simple too! 600g Fresh Mussels 100g Potato Starch/Cornflour 2 tbsp Mayonnaise 1 tsp Harissa Paste Oil for frying In a dry saucepan, steam the mussels open on a high heat. Once all…

Portly Cooks | Sea Bass in Spicy Chilli Bean Sauce

This one can be a little bit of effort for a weeknight but it’s definitely worth the time. 2 Sea Bass fillets For the sauce 2 tbsp Toban Djan 2 Chicken Oxo 150ml Water 1 tsp Soy Sauce 1 cap Shaoxing rice wine 2 cloves Garlic 1 tsp Ketchup 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp…

Portly Cooks | Breakfast Hash

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I have to be honest I rarely eat it, feeling that an extra half an hour in bed is better than making toast at 5:30. That being said though at the weekends when we all have a little extra time it is nice…

Portly Cooks | Gochujang Pork Belly Slices

Gochujang is a great thing to have in the fridge, this was a spur of the moment dish that turned out pretty well! 3 Pork Belly Slices 1 tbsp Gochujang Paste 1 tsp Garlic Puree 1 tsp Honey 1 tbsp Soy Sauce 1 tsp Rice Wine Vinegar 1 tsp Sesame oil  Cut the pork belly…