Portly Cooks | Stir Fried Garlic Green Beans

1 Pack Green Beans 2 Cloves Garlic 1 tsp Soy Sauce Oil for Frying Trim the ends off the beans and heat a wok until it is smoking hot. For the garlic you can either slice it or crush it or even use granules, it’s up to you. Drizzle some oil in the wok and…

Portly Cooks | Garlic and Paprika Butter Prawns

Fresh bread dipped into paprika garlic butter? What more could you want… maybe some prawns to make it extra tasty? Serves 4 20 Prawns (Peeled, Deveined with tails on) 100g Butter 2 tsp Paprika 2 Cloves Garlic The Soda Bread Recipe is Jack Munroe’s and is here Make the bread according to the instructions and…

Portly Cooks | Gamberi all’aglio

If you’re in need of a quick and easy starter for date night or a dinner party with friends then look no further than this. It’s got fabulous fresh prawns, garlic butter and freshly baked bread… kind of and its all in the oven so you can forget about it! 12 King Prawns* 1 White…

Portly Cooks | Bruschetta

So simple it’s hardly worth putting these on here, but here we go. Half a Baguette 2 Salad Tomatoes 1 Clove Garlic (Crushed) Olive Oil Salt and Pepper Balsamic Syrup (Optional) Cut the baguette into slices and drizzle liberally with the olive oil. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes at 200c or until…

Portly Cooks |Pork Chop in Brandy, Thyme and Garlic Cream Sauce

Pork chops in thyme and brandy cream sauce, come on what is not to love about that!? Pork Chop 200ml Double Cream 1 Chicken Stock Cube 1 Spring Onion 1 Shot Brandy 1 tsp Thyme 200g Button Mushrooms Season the pork and cook on either side for 2 minutes.  Remove from the pan and rest,…

Portly Cooks | Paprika and Tomato Spaghetti

For those who say ‘I haven’t got time to cook…’ this one is for you. 85g Spaghetti 75ml Passata ½ tsp Paprika ½ tsp Garlic Powder ½ tsp Mixed Herbs 20ml Balsamic Vinegar Boil the kettle, once boiled pour into a large saucepan and add a couple of decent pinches of salt. Boil the pasta…

Portly Cooks | Smoked Garlic and Prawn Linguine

I got myself a bulb of smoked garlic and went garlic heavy for this one. 8 King Prawns (7 Peeled) 75g Linguine 25g Butter 3 Cloves Smoked Garlic 2 Spring Onions 4 Cherry Tomatoes 1 Red Chilli Finely chop the spring onion and chilli and leave to one side. In some boiling salted water cook…

Portly Cooks | Creamy Garlic and Lemon, Prawn Linguine

I love prawns but I can’t be faffing around peeling them… I’m aware that this has 2 unpeeled prawns in the photo but pretty no? 10 King Prawns (8 peeled 2 not) 75g Linguine 25ml Single Cream 20ml Chicken Stock ½ tsp Garlic Powder Zest of half a Lemon As always start off by cooking…

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…