Portly Cooks | Harissa Eggs

2 eggs 50g Butter 2 tsp Harissa Paste Chives for garnish Fry the eggs in the butter until your preferred doneness, spoon over the harissa and top with the chopped chives once served. PG

Portly Cooks | Roasted Aubergine

Need a quick and easy dinner? Look no further! Serves 2 2 Aubergines 1 tbsp Oil 4 tsp Harissa Paste 4 tsp Yoghurt It’s ridiculous how easy this is. Heat the oven to 180c and rub the aubergines in the oil. Put them on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 40 minutes,…

Portly Cooks | Harissa and Sumac Roast Carrots

Here’s a super simple but effective side dish that will go with fish and meat and to be honest is dead good on its own too. 1 Bunch Carrots 2 tbsp Oil 1 tsp Harissa Paste 1 tsp Sumac Juice of half a lemon It really couldn’t be simpler. Cut the green tops off the…

Portly Cooks | Popcorn Mussels with Harissa Mayo

If you are looking for a starter to jazz up your Saturday night dinner, this is definitely worth a go and its super simple too! 600g Fresh Mussels 100g Potato Starch/Cornflour 2 tbsp Mayonnaise 1 tsp Harissa Paste Oil for frying In a dry saucepan, steam the mussels open on a high heat. Once all…

Portly Cooks |Harissa Spiced Beef and Wild Mushrooms on Hummus

Thinly cut strips of beef, slightly spicy harissa and smooth creamy hummus what’s not to like?  This one also works really well with any leftover beef you may have from your Sunday roast or even with no beef at all and a mix of more mushrooms and vegetables, use what you have. Serves 2 200g…

Portly Cooks | Harissa Spiced Pork Flatbreads

Need a tasty bite to eat fast for a bunch of people?  Get some belly pork slices from the butchers and a jar of harissa paste, you’ll have a quick dins in no time. 4 Belly Pork Slices (cut in half to make 8) 4 Flatbreads (whatever you fancy) 4 tsp Houmous 4 handfuls Rocket…

Portly Cooks | Beef Kofta

Make something other than a burger with beef mince! 200g Beef Mince 2 tsp Harissa Spice (Sainsbury) Flatbreads Garlic Mayo Hot Sauce This is a nice one for when you have got a lot of time.  In a bowl mix together the beef and the spice, make into little sausage shapes with your hands and…

Portly Cooks | Slow Cooker Harissa Pork Chop

If you are trying to save yourself some time, get yourself a slow cooker and chuck all the ingredients in as you wait for the coffee machine to give you your morning brew. I used a pork chop for mine but this works with anything you fancy. Pork Chop/Lamb Chop/Chicken Thighs 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes…

Portly Cooks | Skills Test Monkfish

I’ve been glued to this year’s Masterchef the Professionals. There have been some amazing chefs so far. My favourite part of each series is always the skills test, some of the things they ask the chefs to do are weird (chicken and bacon sandwich anyone?). this one though caught my eye as I’m always looking…