Portly Cooks | Fish Nuggets

Nuggets of any kind are always pretty satisfying, these ones use cod cheeks and give you a bite sized fish finger to dunk in your favourite sauce. If you can find cod cheeks, chunks of cod, haddock or even plaice will work just as well. 12 Cod Cheeks Breadcrumbs Flour for dusting 1 egg (beaten)…

Portly Cooks | Fakeaway Battered Sausage and Chips

Fridays for some are for takeaways, my standard order in the fish and chip shop is battered sausage and chips. I decided I would try and make it myself, when you make your own chips its mad how many you get from one humble spud. So make this for your very own fakeaway at a…

Portly Cooks | Beer Battered Lemon Sole with Asparagus Puree

Who doesn’t love fish and chips on a Friday? It’s a tradition right? Well then, this one is sure to jazz up any run of the mill Friday evening. 2 Fillets Lemon Sole (skinned) 1 cup flour + some for dredging 1 330ml can of beer 200g Asparagus Oil for frying Put the flour into…

Portly Eats | Fish and Chips | Loch Fyne, Cambridge, UK

The other week I finally stepped through the doors of Loch Fyne in Cambridge.  It sits on Trumpington Street in town just opposite the Fitzwilliam Museum, I’ve walked by it countless times but never actually eaten there. After being shown to our table and brought water (every table should have water always and it should…

Portly Eats | Fish ‘n’ Chips | Castaways, Hunstanton, UK

Hidden away underneath the pier in Hunstanton is Castaways. It is a fabulous little fish and chip shop serving generous helpings of the traditional seaside fare to hungry beachgoers.  I had the cod and chips and was handed a giant portion of perfectly cooked crispy chips topped with a generous portion of Cod (boneless and…

Portly Cooks | Fish and Chips

Try something different with a take-out staple. 1 small fillet Haddock 1 tbsp Flour Water 1 small Swede Oil for frying and roasting Start off by peeling the swede and then cutting it into chips. Heat your oven to 200c, as it heats put some oil in a roasting pan and get it hot. While…

Portly Cooks | Comfort Food | Fish & Chips

In a fit of I really want one of those, I bought myself a new fryer the other day, the old one having blown itself up in a little puff of smoke.  I normally use my wok for frying things and to be fair I don’t ‘deep’ fry all that much food.  I’ve been wanting…