Portly Cooks | Mapo Tofu

Hot, spicy, flavourful and hearty, what else could you want? 150g Beef Mince 1 Pack Silken Tofu 6 Spring Onions 2 tbsp Spicy Bean Sauce 125ml Chicken Stock (Made with cube) 10ml Soy Sauce 10ml Shaoxing Rice Wine 1 tsp Sugar Brown off the mince, while that cooks thinly slice the onions, add the white…

Portly Cooks |Katsu Chicken Curry

Here is my go at the ever popular Chicken Katsu curry. Who needs Wagamama when you can make this? 2x Skinless Boneless Chicken Thighs Panko Bread Crumbs 1 Egg For the sauce 165ml Coconut Milk ½ tsp Ginger Powder 1 tsp Curry powder ½ tsp Garlic Powder 1 tbsp Soy Sauce 1 – ½ tbsp…

Portly Cooks | Dan Dan Noodles

I first had theses ages ago and have been looking to make them ever since, heat wise they’re a bit angry but these noodles make the perfect comfort food! 1 Pack pre-cooked Noodles (whichever are your favourite) 200g Turkey Mince 1 Oxo Chicken Cube 50g Chilli Bean Sauce (Lee Kum Lee) 20ml Soy Sauce 20ml…

Portly Cooks | Squid with Squid Ink Orzo Risotto

I love risotto, especially one that’s easy to make and is super tasty too. This one is made with Orzo, a rice shaped pasta that takes a ton of time out of the cooking process. 75g Orzo 300ml Chicken Stock 16ml Squid Ink 1 Amande Clam (Optional) 1 Small Squid (cut into rings) The best…

Portly Cooks | Steak and Roasted Vegetables

Getting fancy with some sirloin, cooking something new in the world of steaks is like trying to re-invent the wheel. 1 Sirloin Steak ½ Turnip ½ Carrot 2 Small Potatoes Large Knob butter Rocket Leaves Start off by peeling and then chopping the veg into little cubes. Heat your oven to 220c and while that…

Portly Cooks | Chicken Thighs in Honey Mustard Gravy

You know when you just fancy some gravy in your life but want to do something a little bit more jazzy than the usual? Well this is the result of that kind of feeling. Serves 2 6 Chicken Thighs 1 Chicken Stock Pot 1 tbsp Bisto 6 Salad Potatoes 1/2 Fennel Bulb 1 Red Onion…

Portly Eats | Snaffling Pig Pork Scratchings

Who doesn’t love a good Pork Scratching? Amongst myself and my friends known affectionately as ‘Hog Lumps’ since watching ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and memorising every single line. The other week I went to a Harry Potter Quiz night at 1815 Bar in Cambridge. I wasn’t all that good at the quiz if I’m honest…

Portly Eats | T.G.I Friday’s | The O2, London

So the other week my brother and I headed to the O2 in London to watch Micky Flanagan live.  Before the comedy commenced however we were in need of sustenance.  In the car on the way down to London the usual question had been asked ‘What do you fancy for dinner?’ From my brother a…

Portly Cooks | Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken is a favourite all over the world. It’s a little bit of work but it is SO worth it! Make it for a weekend, it’s cheaper, tasty and if you have one kicking around the house, you can of course stick it in a bucket. Whole Chicken 300g Plain Flour 500ml Oil 1…