Portly Eats | Mangiare | Newmarket, UK

So a good while ago now along with @haleybell_ig  I ventured to Mangiare in Newmarket.  It had recently opened and everyone had told me that I should go and check it out. So with a table booked on a rather chilly Saturday evening it was time for dinner. Walking in I didn’t realise quite how…

Portly Cooks | Beef on Ciabatta

Continuing the leftover theme from yesterday, today we have a fabulous beef on ciabatta. This is a re-working of a dish I used to make at university sometimes however, that one was with Yorkshire puddings. This uses up the goodness that is leftover gravy! 1 Ribeye Steak 1 Ciabatta Roll (cut in half) 3-4 tbsp…

Portly Cooks | SUPER EASY Moules Mariniere

Moules Mariniere, this French classic has just got a whole lot easier… 1kg Brancaster Mussels ½ Packet Potts Moules Mariniere Sauce Honestly it cannot be simpler or faster. In a wok or large saucepan, cook the mussels in a dry pan until they’re all open (discard any that don’t open). Drain the excess liquid then…

Portly Cooks | Stilton Steak

Who doesn’t love a good steak dinner? This one uses beef skirt steak a relatively cheap cut of beef that has a lot of flavour! 200g Beef Skirt 50g Stilton Cheese 100g Carrot 100g Courgette 50g Fennel 100g Mushrooms 50g Greens About half an hour to an hour before you cook, take the beef out…

Portly Eats | Trinity | Cambridge, UK

Over the festive period I was lucky enough to go to the fabulous Trinity. It was for a Christmas party and we were not disappointed. We had all pre-ordered our food as is common with large numbers of people descending upon a restaurant at one of the busiest times of the year. I was a…

Portly Cooks | Chicken Thighs, Courgette and Leaves

I’ll get right to the point, this one is only 3 ingredients, and can be ready in about 20 minutes. What more do you need? 2 chicken thighs (de-boned) 1 courgette Handful of salad leaves This can be made for as many people as you need to feed. 2 chicken thighs per person and then…

Portly Eats | The Fox Mexican | Burwell, Cambridge UK

In the heart of the village of Burwell is The Fox, flanked on one side by The Bengal Fox, Indian Restaurant and The Fox Mexican Restaurant on the other. My destination was the Mexican, a cosy little restaurant with giant portions of fantastic food! Mexican food for me can be hit and miss sometimes, either…

Portly Cooks | Beef and Rice Stir Fry

Lunch can be a pretty boring affair sometimes, just an endless game of what can I put between two slices of bread to munch at my desk while I secretly watch YouTube videos at work.  Well it doesn’t always have to be like that, you can actually have something tasty, super quick and easy to…