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 |Pork Chop in Brandy, Thyme and Garlic Cream Sauce

Pork chops in thyme and brandy cream sauce, come on what is not to love about that!? Pork Chop 200ml Double Cream 1 Chicken Stock Cube 1 Spring Onion 1 Shot Brandy 1 tsp Thyme 200g Button Mushrooms Season the pork and cook on either side for 2 minutes.  Remove from the pan and rest,…

Portly Cooks | Moules Frites

Mussel season is back in full swing from now until around about March, weather permitting.  What better way to celebrate the humble mussel than with the classic Moules Frites? 1kg Mussels 175ml White Wine 75ml Double Cream 1 White Onion ½ tsp Garlic Powder 1 large Potato Oil for Roasting The longest part of this…

Portly Cooks | Asparagus Tart

I’ve been meaning to make this for ages! Now it’s the final week of the Asparagus season and I thought I should get it in before we’re back to packets from the other side of the world. 7 Asparagus Spears Puff Pastry (To Size) 20g Grated Cheddar 20g Blue Cheese 100ml Double Cream Heat the…

Portly Cooks | Creamy Garlic and Lemon, Prawn Linguine

I love prawns but I can’t be faffing around peeling them… I’m aware that this has 2 unpeeled prawns in the photo but pretty no? 10 King Prawns (8 peeled 2 not) 75g Linguine 25ml Single Cream 20ml Chicken Stock ½ tsp Garlic Powder Zest of half a Lemon As always start off by cooking…

Portly Eats | 6 Ice Cream | Cambridge, UK

Real amazing flavoured ice cream is sometimes hard to find, not anymore. There is a new ice cream place in Cambridge it’s called 6.  At 6 they make all of their ice cream from locally sourced ingredients and it’s served in chilled churns at the order counter. Their flavours change daily and the ice cream…

Portly Cooks | Chocolate & Orange torte with Adam Spicer

Chocolate torte, it’s been one of my go to dessert courses since I was at university.  It’s dead simple to make and who doesn’t like chocolate!? This one has been jazzed up a bit to make it slightly more adult and indulgent. Apologies for the mix in weights and measures, I only know how to…

Devilled Sauce

This is probably one of the best sauces I have ever learned to make, it is super simple and so far I have tried it with kidneys, mushrooms and steak. I think it would work easily with pork and chicken too. Red wine English mustard Cream Paprika Start off with the paprika, and cover whatever…

Comfort Food: Creamed Swede

So continuing the swede theme, this one is from my childhood. When visiting family and friends for Sunday lunch this was always a highlight and has stuck with me, creamed swede. I think one of the main reasons it has stuck with me is that my mum (who taught me to cook) doesn’t like it…