Portly Cooks | Ameretti Biscuits

Perfect for a cup of coffee or tea! 200g Almond Flour 200g Caster Sugar 2 Egg Whites Half tsp Lemon Juice Half tsp Pistachio Extract Mix almond flour and caster sugar, in a separate bowl whip the egg whites, extract and lemon juice until soft peaks. Fold egg mix into almond flour and sugar. Roll…

Portly Cooks | Nashville Style Hot Chicken

Nashville hot chicken is a new one to me but oh my god its good! Serves 2 2 Chicken Thighs 2 Chicken Drumsticks 100g Flour plus extra for dusting Milk – enough to make a loose pancake like batter Hot Sauce Oil for frying plus a little more for the seasoning 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper…

Portly Cooks | Spiced Chicken Thighs with Bulgur Wheat

Chicken is that go to staple that just hits the spot and take any flavour, here’s an nice easy one that ticks those boxes. Serves 2 4 Boneless Skin on Chicken Thighs For the marinade   1 tsp Lebanese 7 Spice 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Dried Thyme 1 tsp Smoked Paprika 1 tsp…

Portly Cooks | Pork in Black Bean Sauce

Well here is a nice easy one for an impressive midweek meal. Serves 2 2 Pork Loin Steaks 1 tbsp Lee Kum Kee Black Bean Sauce 2 tsp Soy Sauce 1 Tsp Shaoxing Rice Wine 1 tsp Caster Sugar 90g Jasmine Rice 180ml Water Wash the rice and then add to a pan with the…

Portly Cooks | 4 Recipes for 2 People

What can you do with beef mince? There are tons of things but the other day I went to the butcher and picked up 800g of beef mince (for £4.50) and wondered how many dishes could I make for 2 people from it… here is the result. Serves 2 Homemade Burgers 200g Beef Mince 1…

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 | Mushroom Pasta

I used dried mushrooms in this so I could use the stock made from re-hydrating them in the sauce, you don’t have to obviously a veg or chicken stock cube will do the same job. Serves 2 200g Oyster Mushrooms 50g Dried Shitake 120g Spaghetti (or your favourite one whatever you have to hand) Stock…

Portly Cooks | Leftover Mash Gnocchi

I’d never made gnocchi before making this dish, mainly because I’m not all that keen on mash potato… roast potatoes are clearly always much better right? Sorry about the cup measures and actual measure mix… it’s what I used to scoop out the mash. 1 cup leftover Mashed Potato 1.5 cups Flour 1 egg Oyster…

Portly Cooks | Sea Bass in Black Bean Sauce

The original recipe for this had the sea bass poached but if you have a double layer steamer, steam the fish along with the fish to save both time and washing up. 2 Sea Bass Fillets 2 Pak Choi 1 Red Chilli 2 Spring Onions 1 tbsp Lee Kum Kee Black Bean Sauce 1 tsp…

Portly Cooks | Royal Fishing Boat Curry

This is a cheat recipe, it’s a quick, easy and tasty fish curry for a weeknight. Serves 2 6 Prawns 4 Scallops 100g Salmon 12 Mussels 100g Cod 100g Smoked Haddock 3 tbsp Red Curry Paste 1 tin Coconut Milk Bring the coconut milk to a simmer and add the red curry paste, stir well…