Portly Cooks | Fish Nuggets

Nuggets of any kind are always pretty satisfying, these ones use cod cheeks and give you a bite sized fish finger to dunk in your favourite sauce. If you can find cod cheeks, chunks of cod, haddock or even plaice will work just as well. 12 Cod Cheeks Breadcrumbs Flour for dusting 1 egg (beaten)…

Portly Cooks | Fakeaway Battered Sausage and Chips

Fridays for some are for takeaways, my standard order in the fish and chip shop is battered sausage and chips. I decided I would try and make it myself, when you make your own chips its mad how many you get from one humble spud. So make this for your very own fakeaway at a…

Portly Cooks | Moules Frites

Mussel season is back in full swing from now until around about March, weather permitting.  What better way to celebrate the humble mussel than with the classic Moules Frites? 1kg Mussels 175ml White Wine 75ml Double Cream 1 White Onion ½ tsp Garlic Powder 1 large Potato Oil for Roasting The longest part of this…

Portly Eats | Beef Rib | The Grain and Hop Store, Cambridge

A few weeks back I ventured to The Grain and Hop Store for dinner and couple of beers.  The Grain and Hop Store has a wide range of craft beers and regular beers on tap for you to work your way through at your leisure. Unfortunately that evening I was driving, so I was relegated…

Portly Cooks | McDonald’s Big Mac

The Big Mac, it is a classic and the same (pretty much) the world over. I fancied having a go at making my version of the McDonald’s classic. 200g Ground Beef 1 ½ Brioche Buns 20g Rocket 2 Cheese Slices 3 slices of Gherkin/Pickle Portly’s Big Mac Sauce 2 tsp Ketchup 2 tsp American Mustard…

Portly Cooks | Homemade Nando’s

A cheeky Nando’s now and then never hurt anyone but I decided I’d have a go at making it at home. I’m not breaking any boundaries here but its dead satisfying. ½ Chicken 1 Corn on the Cob (Cut in half) 1 Large Potato 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper Powder 1 tsp Garlic…

Portly Eats | Edmundo Lounge | Bury St Edmunds, UK

A couple of weeks back I went to see the new Star Wars movie (I loved it). Before that though, I was in need of something slightly more interesting than ramming a bucket of popcorn in my face in the dark. Meeting my friend MJ, we headed to Edmundo Lounge, just off the market square…

Portly Eats | Smokeworks | Cambridge, UK

I’ve been to Smokeworks before I love it. It’s one of my don’t look at me restaurants. What this means is it’s one of those places where I can never decide what to have and therefore order most of the menu and devour everything (Don’t look at me…)  Last week, looking for a change from…

Portly Eats | T.G.I Friday’s | The O2, London

So the other week my brother and I headed to the O2 in London to watch Micky Flanagan live.  Before the comedy commenced however we were in need of sustenance.  In the car on the way down to London the usual question had been asked ‘What do you fancy for dinner?’ From my brother a…