Portly Cooks | Tuna and Bulgur Wheat

Fresh tuna is a wonderful thing, far better than anything from a can, although that is good for a classic tuna mayo sandwich every now and then. 1 Tuna Steak 1 cup Bulgur Wheat 1 Chicken Oxo 1 tsp Olive Oil 1 Handful of Spinach If you don’t have a griddle pan for this one,…

Portly Cooks | Roast Carrots and Black Pudding

I’m always looking for something to do with those little baby carrots and also more things to do with black pudding than just shoving it on my Sunday breakfast, this one ticks those boxes. ½ Pack Baby Carrots 3 Slices Black Pudding ½ Red Onion Heat the oven to 200c. Put the carrots into a…

Portly Cooks | Garlic Butter Mussels

Here’s a lovely one, it takes these banging Brancaster Mussels to the next level. They make a wonderful starter with some crusty sourdough. 250g Brancaster Mussels (or rope grown from the supermarket) 50g Butter 1 Clove of Garlic (Crushed) In a dry pan cook the mussels until they have all opened. Drain the mussels and…

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 | Kakuni

Here’s some slow food for you. It’s really worth it trust me! 4 Pork Belly Slices 50ml Sake 50ml Soy Sauce 50ml Mirin 1 tbsp Honey This is a super easy one.  Lay the pork in your slow cooker. Mix together the other ingredients and pour those over the pork.  Add water to the slow…

Portly Cooks | Sea Bass with Saffron and Chorizo Risotto

This is a nice an easy fish dish to make you feel fancy for your mid-week dinner. 1x Sea Bass Fillet 1/3 Cup Risotto Rice Thumb size piece of Chorizo Saffron (optional) 1x Chicken Oxo Cube 50g Samphire Wash the rice thoroughly and then add to a saucepan. Crumble the chicken stock over the top…

Portly Cooks | Grilled Octopus

Octopus, is one of my absolute favourites.  This dish does need some prior planning so it’s maybe best to cook at the weekend when you have a little more time. 1 cleaned Octopus 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1 tbsp Vinegar (White Wine works best) 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Mixed Herbs Give your octopus…

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 | Karaage

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that make all the difference. I recently went to Japan and had one of the best trips of my entire life. This little dish I tried in an Izakaya sitting on an upturned beer crate with a beer at a table with similar construction, it was awesome.  It…