Portly Cooks | Gyros

I first actually tried Gyros standing, well swaying slightly in front of a street food truck, at some small hour of the morning in Portland, Oregon. It was absolutely delicious and I have finally got round to making my own! 2 Skinless Chicken Thighs 200ml Greek Yoghurt 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1 tsp of the…

Portly Cooks | Kakuni

Here’s some slow food for you. It’s really worth it trust me! 4 Pork Belly Slices 50ml Sake 50ml Soy Sauce 50ml Mirin 1 tbsp Honey This is a super easy one.  Lay the pork in your slow cooker. Mix together the other ingredients and pour those over the pork.  Add water to the slow…

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 Cooks | Dan Dan Noodles

I first had theses ages ago and have been looking to make them ever since, heat wise they’re a bit angry but these noodles make the perfect comfort food! 1 Pack pre-cooked Noodles (whichever are your favourite) 200g Turkey Mince 1 Oxo Chicken Cube 50g Chilli Bean Sauce (Lee Kum Lee) 20ml Soy Sauce 20ml…

Portly Cooks | Karaage

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that make all the difference. I recently went to Japan and had one of the best trips of my entire life. This little dish I tried in an Izakaya sitting on an upturned beer crate with a beer at a table with similar construction, it was awesome.  It…

Portly Cooks | Marinated Chicken Thighs

I went to a restaurant in Oxford and the marinade on the lamb I had was to die for! So this is my attempt at the marinade and subbing out the lamb for chicken. 2 Chicken Thighs 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 2 tsp Lemon Juice 1 tbsp Olive Oil 1 tsp Chopped Garlic ½ tsp…

Portly Eats | Fish ‘n’ Chips | The Free Press, Cambridge, UK

The classics are called the classics because they are just that… Classic. I went to The Free Press in Cambridge for a bite to eat a few weeks ago and decided there was only one thing that would sate my hunger and that was of course, classic fish and chips. The Free Press’ version of…

Portly Cooks | Beer Mac n Cheese, with Crispy Bacon Bits

Mac and Cheese is one of the greatest things to have ever been created in a kitchen. It is up there with most people’s top comfort food, this one is no exception, when I made this I used spirali and I had it for lunch for the next two days! You can easily feed 4…

Portly Eats | Mangiare | Newmarket, UK

So a good while ago now along with @haleybell_ig  I ventured to Mangiare in Newmarket.  It had recently opened and everyone had told me that I should go and check it out. So with a table booked on a rather chilly Saturday evening it was time for dinner. Walking in I didn’t realise quite how…