Portly Cooks | Scotch Glazed Pork Shoulder Steaks

Here is a little something for the weekend, the original version called for bourbon, I had none, so went for scotch it did the same job and let’s be honest when you read a recipe you never know what it’s supposed to taste like. Whatever it tastes like is the correct flavour! 2 Pork Shoulder…

Portly Cooks | Lamb in Pita

We’ve all stood swaying slightly waiting for a Kebab at god knows o’clock. Why should Lamb in Pita only be reserved for that time? Drenched in chilli sauce in a bid to try and stave off the inevitable hangover, it doesn’t have to be like this, so here is my go. 1 Lamb Leg Steak…

Portly Cooks | Burgers for Dinner

There is nothing quite as satisfying as a good burger. When the thought crosses your mind ‘Ooo I could have Burgers this evening.’ That really is it, it has to be Burgers and they’re dead easy to make and cheap too, with half a kilo of mince sitting around £4 that’s like a pound a…

Portly Cooks | Beef and Asparagus with Spirali in Peppercorn Sauce

Steak and Peppercorn Sauce is a restaurant classic, which got me thinking, peppercorn sauce is just a cream sauce, we have Hawaiian Pizza so why not stick the steakhouse staple in some pasta? 150g Beef Skirt (thinly sliced) 125g Asparagus 2 Field Mushrooms 75g Spirali Pasta Soya Cream 1 Beef Oxo Cube Black Pepper Start…

Portly Cooks | Can’t Be Bothered Steak and Egg Baguette

Some nights you really don’t want to try that hard for food. I love faffing around in the kitchen more than anyone but sometimes you need simple fast food. This is where this baguette is a hands down winner. 250g Beef Skirt 3 Eggs Handful of Rocket 1 Soft White Baguette 1 tsp Garlic Powder…

Portly Eats | Soborro | Cambridge

There is a new jazzy looking bakery in the centre of Cambridge, Soborro. A few weeks ago I went to investigate. It’s a very nicely decorated bakery and makes for a lovely change if you’re looking for something different for lunch. I had a Katsu Chicken sandwich, Ham and Cheese Doughnut (not as weird as…

Portly Cooks | Harissa Sea Bream

I wanted to try something different with Sea Bream. So after much Googling I found a recipe from the legendary Yotam Ottolenghi. Sea Bream With Harissa and Rose. I had no Rose… so I adapted it and here’s my version of it. 1 Sea Bream Fillet 2 tsbp Plain Flour 2 Red Onions 50g Harissa…