Portly Cooks | Cheats Sushi

Here is another way to use your ice cube tray… 1/3 Cup Sushi Rice 2/3 Cups Water Fish of your choice (I used; Scallop, Yellow Fin Tuna and Salmon) 4 caps full Mirin This one is all about the rice, you need to wash it.  Wash it thoroughly, like 3 or 4 times, until the…

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…

Portly Cooks | Salmon Salad

I’ve never been the biggest fan of fresh cooked salmon. Give me some smoked salmon or raw salmon and I will happily eat it, cooked salmon hasn’t really awakened my tastebuds. I have now realised what the issue was, I was trying to eat too much of it and lets face it salmon is a…

Portly Eats | Pizzeria Il Ciocco | Pescara, Italy

Salvatore was the name of the pizza I had managed to order myself in broken basic Italian with the help of some very understanding staff at Pizzeria Il Ciocco in Pescara.  We stumbled upon the Pizzeria while looking for some ‘proper’ Italian food. We realised we had been in Italy for 2 days and had…

All hail the Bread Maker!

I’m sat here watching ‘The Great British Bake-Off’ and its ‘Free Week’ as in free from gluten etc with mainly bread based bakes.  I’ve recently re-discovered bread.  After finding my bread maker hidden at the back of the cupboard I decided it was time to take it out and have a go again. My previous…