Portly Cooks | Posh Pork?

This one looks like a lot of faff but it genuinely can be on the table in half an hour. Serves 2 2 Pork Belly Slices 1 Bunch Asparagus 1 Packet White Shimeji Mushrooms Cut the tips from the asparagus and then chunk up the stems and boil until tender. I zap them in the…

Portly Cooks | Spiced Chicken Thighs with Bulgur Wheat

Chicken is that go to staple that just hits the spot and take any flavour, here’s an nice easy one that ticks those boxes. Serves 2 4 Boneless Skin on Chicken Thighs For the marinade   1 tsp Lebanese 7 Spice 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Dried Thyme 1 tsp Smoked Paprika 1 tsp…

Portly Cooks | Gamberi all’aglio

If you’re in need of a quick and easy starter for date night or a dinner party with friends then look no further than this. It’s got fabulous fresh prawns, garlic butter and freshly baked bread… kind of and its all in the oven so you can forget about it! 12 King Prawns* 1 White…

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 | Tavuk Siş

People love stuff on sticks the world over! This one is inspired by Turkish Tavuk Siş, chicken, essentially tasty marinated chicken on a stick! What’s not to love? Wheel out the BBQ and get grilling. 3 Chicken Thighs (Boneless and Skinned) For the Marinade 3 tbsp Yoghurt 1 tsp Zaatar 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp…

Portly Cooks |Spicy Squid Udon Noodles in Oyster Sauce

1 Squid Tube (cut into rings) 1 Pack Udon Noodles 100g Tenderstem Broccoli 2 tsp Chilli Oil For the sauce 2 tsp Oyster Sauce 15ml Soy Sauce 15ml Sake/Shaoxing Rice Wine 10ml Rice Wine Vinegar ½ tsp Garlic Powder Steam the broccoli until tender and then start with the rest. Mix together the ingredients for…

Portly Cooks | Ebi Katsu

Something about Japanese Curry sauce is addictive. Panko Bread Crumbs 6 King Prawns (peeled, tails left on) 1 Egg 45g Sushi Rice 90ml Water 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 Honey 1 Spring Onion (Chopped)  …

Portly Cooks | Burger Buns

Take your homemade burgers to the next level by making the buns too. Makes 4 Buns 1 tsp Dried Yeast ¼ Cup Warm Water ¼ Cup Milk 1 Egg (Beaten) 1 tbsp Oil 1 tbsp Sugar Pinch of Salt 2 Cups Bread Flour Start off b y activating the yeast in the warm water. Mix…

Portly Cooks | Crab Linguine

Pasta dishes are indulgent anyway, packed with carbs and satisfaction in every bite. This one makes it even more special with Cromer Crab. 100g Linguine 1 Dressed Cromer Crab (about 150g Crab Meat) 1 Red Chilli (finely chopped) 1 Spring Onion (finely chopped) 1 tsp Dried Parsley 1 tsp Garlic Powder Start off by cooking…