Portly Cooks | Slow Cooked Lamb Shank in Minted Gravy

Oooo Lamb Shank, this is up there in the top 3 of answers to the question, ‘What would your final meal be?’  It’s an indulgent meal perfect for a Sunday roast or a fancy mid-week treat, all this one needs is time, and you get that awesome smell of dinner wafting through the house when…

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 | Roast Pork

What do you do when the weather has been in the thirties for ages? Make something light and easy? No… you have the oven on ALL day and make a proper roast dinner! This serves about 4 people with leftovers for sandwiches and stuff in the week too! 1 Pork Leg Joint 4 Potatoes 3…

Portly Cooks | Leftover Hot Crust Pastry Minted Lamb Pies

Here’s an answer for what to do with your leftover lamb. Who doesn’t love a good pie? 220g Lard 200ml Water 500g Plain Flour 250g Leftover Lamb (Shoulder/Leg/Belly… even Chop) 50ml Leftover Gravy 1 Egg (beaten) It’s fairly simple really. In a saucepan bring the water to the boil and then melt the lard into…

Portly Cooks | Chicken Thighs in Honey Mustard Gravy

You know when you just fancy some gravy in your life but want to do something a little bit more jazzy than the usual? Well this is the result of that kind of feeling. Serves 2 6 Chicken Thighs 1 Chicken Stock Pot 1 tbsp Bisto 6 Salad Potatoes 1/2 Fennel Bulb 1 Red Onion…

Portly Cooks | A Christmas Idea | Poussin

It’s not long till my favourite day of the year, Christmas Day. I love for a variety of reasons, but mainly it’s because it for me at least is a day of licensed gluttony. If you haven’t decided what the main event of your Christmas Day is going to be may I suggest the Poussin….