Portly Cooks | Leftover Hot Crust Pastry Minted Lamb Pies

Here’s an answer for what to do with your leftover lamb. Who doesn’t love a good pie? 220g Lard 200ml Water 500g Plain Flour 250g Leftover Lamb (Shoulder/Leg/Belly… even Chop) 50ml Leftover Gravy 1 Egg (beaten) It’s fairly simple really. In a saucepan bring the water to the boil and then melt the lard into…

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 Cooks |Comfort Food | Wings

I have a ton of posts about wings on here but yet again… here is another! They’re just so good and up there with my top 3 comfort foods. 4 Whole Chicken Wings 1 tsp Smoked Paprika 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder Pinch of Salt and Pepper 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper 30 ml Franks Red Hot…

Portly Cooks | Lamb in Pita

We’ve all stood swaying slightly waiting for a Kebab at god knows o’clock. Why should Lamb in Pita only be reserved for that time? Drenched in chilli sauce in a bid to try and stave off the inevitable hangover, it doesn’t have to be like this, so here is my go. 1 Lamb Leg Steak…

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 | Roast Chicken Brioche

I’ve been eating a lot of chicken recently and I think like everyone I’m dead keen on brioche burger buns. This one if I’m honest is a bit of a faff, roasting a leg of chicken just for essentially a posh sandwich is a bit much. However, if you are feeding a lot of people…

Portly Cooks | Slow Cooked Pork, Chorizo and Bean Stew

The slow cooker is a marvellous invention, I really should use mine more. This recipe is an old favourite from a word document I have on my PC saved as ‘Uni Recipes’. It’s literally a chuck it all in and wait and see meal. For this one I used pork chop but it works particularly…