Portly Cooks | Sea Bream with Braised Fennel and Samphire

Here’s a simple Sea Bream dish for your dinner… Sea Bream 1 Bulb Fennel 100g Samphire 1 Chicken Stock Cube Water Star Anise Chop the fennel and fry in a little butter for about 3 minutes. Make up the stock and add to a deep sided baking tray along with the star anise. Add the…

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 | Stilton Sea Bream

Keeping it simple is the name of the game with this one. You can use any cheese you like or leave it off if the thought of cheese and fish doesn’t sound all that great to you. Stilton works nicely as it seasons the fish as it cooks! 2 Sea Bream Fillets 2 Slices of…

Portly Cooks | Smoked Haddock Risotto

I’ve called this a risotto but it’s got a lot less faff than a risotto, there’s no stirring required, just let the rice do its thing. 200g Smoked Haddock 45g Risotto Rice 45ml White Wine 45ml Water (from cooking the fish) 3 Spring Onions Poach the fish in water, once cooked leave to one side. …

Portly Cooks | Swordfish and Roast Green Vegetables

Swordfish is a great meaty type fish (if fish can be meaty). It holds up really nicely on the grill and can take a marinade. For this on though we are keeping it simple. Swordfish Steak 50g Tenderstem Broccoli 50g Asparagus 25g Samphire Heat the oven to 200c then rub the swordfish steak with a…

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 | Sea Bream with Garlic and Herb Crumb

People are sometimes worried about cooking fish; this one is super simple and has a lovely breadcrumb crust too! 2 Sea Bream Fillets 2 Slices Bread 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Mixed Herbs In a food processor or mini blender, whizz the bread into breadcrumbs.  Add the garlic powder and mixed herbs to the…

Portly Cooks | Fish Tacos

Sharing food and getting is what this dish is all about… and it’s dead easy too! 300g Cod Fillet Half Red Cabbage Jalapenos Tomatoes Soft Tortilla Wraps 2 tsp All-Purpose Seasoning This could not be simpler. Heat your oven to 180c. Season the fish with the all-purpose seasoning and bake in the oven for about…

Portly Cooks |Breaded Gurnard Tostada with Sweetcorn Chilli Salsa

Gurnard is a fantastic little fish, although when whole they look a little depressed don’t let their glum expression put you off, the flavour is fab!  This one is a nice and easy way to try gurnard if you’re a little unsure about trying different fish. 2 Fillets Gurnard 1 small tin Sweetcorn 2 Salad…