Portly Cooks | Lamb Iskender… Kind of

I had this for the first time ever in a restaurant I’d been taken to Istanbul by my friend, this is my go at making something near to Iskender, I’m not saying it is Iskender but it has all the flavours. Serves 3-4 1 Boneless Leg of lamb 1 tbsp Olive oil 1 tsp Mixed…

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 | Arrosticini

Since I first tried them in Abruzzo, Italy I have been trying desperately to make a decent replica of Arrosticini.  I finally think I’ve cracked it. Although I used Lamb leg and not shoulder. 2 Lamb Leg Steaks 8 Skewers Salt Chop the lamb into bite sized chunks and put on to the skewers, I…

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 | Lamb in Pita

We’ve all stood swaying slightly waiting for a Kebab at god knows o’clock. Why should Lamb in Pita only be reserved for that time? Drenched in chilli sauce in a bid to try and stave off the inevitable hangover, it doesn’t have to be like this, so here is my go. 1 Lamb Leg Steak…