Portly Cooks | Tuna with Lemon and Mint Dressing

Lemon and Mint with Tuna Steak… who would have thought? 250g Tuna Steak 1 King Prawn (To garnish) Juice ½ Lemon 2 tsp Mint Sauce 2 tbsp Oil 1 Spring Onion Heat your pan so that it is smoking hot (I used my griddle pan).  Oil the tuna and then cook on either side for…

Portly Cooks | SUPER EASY Moules Mariniere

Moules Mariniere, this French classic has just got a whole lot easier… 1kg Brancaster Mussels ½ Packet Potts Moules Mariniere Sauce Honestly it cannot be simpler or faster. In a wok or large saucepan, cook the mussels in a dry pan until they’re all open (discard any that don’t open). Drain the excess liquid then…

Portly Cooks | Hake and Samphire with Mussels

I’ve been told that people don’t cook fish at home because they are worried about ruining it. This one is as simple as it can get. 200g Hake 9 Mussels 75g Samphire Knob of butter In a heavy bottomed pan heat a little oil and then fry the hake skin side down for about 4…

Portly Cooks | Tuna & Salmon Sashimi

The things we crave are weird sometimes; I am late to the game when it comes to sushi and sashimi. I only started eating it when I went to university. Now though it’s up there with some of my favourite foods and, if you’re lucky and have a decent fishmonger near you, you can make…

Portly Cooks | Swordfish Noodles

Swordfish is one of those meaty fish that most people will have on skewers or as a steak on holiday, in a beautiful bay somewhere next to the Mediterranean. I decided I would try something I had never tried before. It looks a little bit like pork when it’s a whole loin, so I thought…

Portly Cooks | Sea Bass, Purple Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce

Sometimes you read things on menus or see them on specials boards and think… ‘I’m going to try that!’  This is one of those recipes and its dead easy to do, I cheated a bit, using ready-made hollandaise rather than faffing around with a ‘real’ one. The good thing about that is that it makes…

Portly Cooks | Hake & Samphire with Chilli and Lime Dressing

Hake is a fabulous fish and I had some new dressing I wanted to try out. The dressing in question; Scarlett & Mustard Auntie Frog’s Chilli and Lime Dressing. I’d never tried any of their stuff before but I thought that this one would be a good addition to some fresh fish. The lime really…