Portly Cooks | Leftover Mash Gnocchi

I’d never made gnocchi before making this dish, mainly because I’m not all that keen on mash potato… roast potatoes are clearly always much better right? Sorry about the cup measures and actual measure mix… it’s what I used to scoop out the mash. 1 cup leftover Mashed Potato 1.5 cups Flour 1 egg Oyster…

Portly Cooks | Sea Bass in Black Bean Sauce

The original recipe for this had the sea bass poached but if you have a double layer steamer, steam the fish along with the fish to save both time and washing up. 2 Sea Bass Fillets 2 Pak Choi 1 Red Chilli 2 Spring Onions 1 tbsp Lee Kum Kee Black Bean Sauce 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 | Spiced Lamb Mince and Orzo

I got a new spice mix the other day and used this dish as an experiment and it worked really nicely. Don’t worry if you can’t find Lebansese 7 Spice, you can sub it out for Harissa Spices/paste and this will still work perfectly. 100g Lamb Mince 65g Orzo Half a courgette (diced) 1 Tomato…

Portly Cooks | Roast Chicken Thighs, Mixed Beans and Tenderstem

This one came out of rummaging around in the cupboards for something different to do with chicken… which can feel like trying to reinvent the wheel sometimes, so here it is, my new well… for this week at least. 3 Chicken Thighs 400g Can of Bean Salad (in water) 1 Chicken Oxo Half tsp Garlic…

Portly Cooks | Fried Chicken 唐揚げ … again

Who doesn’t love fried chicken? This is my go at Japanese fried chicken 唐揚げ • 2 Boneless Skin on Chicken Thighs• 50ml Light Soy Sauce• 20ml Sake• 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder• 1/2 Ginger Powder• 150g Potato Starch or Plain Flour for dusting• Oil for deep fryingMix together soy, garlic, sake and ginger then slice chicken…

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 | 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…