Portly Eats | Pizzeria La Tana | Pisa, Italy

Recently I went to Pisa in Italy, yeah the one with the wonky tower, it’s an utterly beautiful city. One thing I had planned for my trip was to replicate my usual Friday night ritual from when I lived in Italy. a Capricciosa. After wandering around the city and having a couple of drinks until…

Portly Cooks | Sticky Mackerel

Mackerel is a favourite of mine, it’s dead easy, cheap and full of flavour. 2 Mackerel Fillets 1 Large Baking Potato 2 tbsp Ketchup 1 tbsp Honey 1 tsp Soy Sauce 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper The spuds are going to take your time with this one. Cut the potato into wedges…

Portly Cooks | Steak and Roasted Vegetables

Getting fancy with some sirloin, cooking something new in the world of steaks is like trying to re-invent the wheel. 1 Sirloin Steak ½ Turnip ½ Carrot 2 Small Potatoes Large Knob butter Rocket Leaves Start off by peeling and then chopping the veg into little cubes. Heat your oven to 220c and while that…

Portly Cooks | Hake with Chorizo Butterbeans and Roasted Baby Potatoes

Fish on a Friday who would have thought it? This one has one of my favourites…Hake. Serves 5 5x 200g Hake Fillets/Steaks 750g Baby Potatoes 1 tin Butterbeans 100g Chorizo 200g Cherry Tomatoes Handful of Rocket Start off with the potatoes, par boil them in some salted water until soft, drain and leave to one…

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 | 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…