Portly Cooks | Nashville Style Hot Chicken

Nashville hot chicken is a new one to me but oh my god its good! Serves 2 2 Chicken Thighs 2 Chicken Drumsticks 100g Flour plus extra for dusting Milk – enough to make a loose pancake like batter Hot Sauce Oil for frying plus a little more for the seasoning 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper…

Portly Cooks | Crushed Roast New Potatoes

These things really are awesome and if you can resist eating them all in one sitting they are great with breakfast the next morning or as a snack to take with you to work. 1kg New/Salad Potatoes 2 tbsp Oil 1 tsp Dried Thyme Salt and Pepper It’s really really simple, boil the potatoes until…

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 Eats | Pizza at Othersyde | Cambridge, UK

When lockdown eased and we all came out of our houses blinking in the sunlight, the first thing on most people’s minds was… Where can we go to eat!?  Where better to go in a socially distanced new normal than a bar that’s outside, you can book your own table and all orders are taken…

Portly Cooks | Apple Crumble

Crumble is essentially one of the first things you make at school and carry lovingly home for your family to try. It’s easy to see why, it doesn’t really require much cooking and is definitely in the category of traditional comfort food. It’s even better if you’re making it at the right time of year…

Portly Cooks | Sea Bream en Croute

This is a dish that will impress your friends or create a feeling of indulgence on a busy week night and it all takes as long as it takes for the pastry to puff up! 1 Sea Bream fillet (skinned) Ready Rolled Puff Pastry (enough to cover the fish) 1 Egg (beaten) 1 Handful of…

Portly Cooks | Beef ‘Burrito’ Rice Bowl

This one is for when you can’t be bothered and have been looking for a way to use up that old taco seasoning pack when you do have any tortilla to make tacos. 150g Beef Mince 1/3 cup rice 1 cup water 1 Chicken Oxo Cube 1 Beef Oxo Cube 2 tsp Taco Seasoning/Fajita Seasoning…

Portly Cooks | Fried Oyster Mushrooms

Now here is something a little different and I’ll be honest I saw this on TikTok (don’t hate me) of all places.  I had to try it so I made my own version of it and you know what? Its freaking epic! 3 Large Oyster Mushrooms 1 tsp All Purpose Seasoning 1 tsp Garlic Powder…

Portly Cooks | Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Meatballs are one of the simplest things you can make, grab some beef mince a roll it into a ball right? For the sauce 400g tin of chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp Ketchup 1 tsp Tomato Puree 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Mixed Herbs For the meatballs 250g Beef Mince Half an…

Portly Cooks | Crispy Chilli Beef

This one is honestly a vital part of my Chinese takeout order. Crispy chill beef is one of the best dishes you can make and it’s all stuff you hopefully will have in the cupboard. 200g Beef (I used skirt) ½ cup Rice 2 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce 1 tbsp Sriracha 1 tbsp Ketchup 1…