Portly Cooks | Stuffed Lamb Belly, Roasted Vegetables and Minted Gravy

Looking for something different to do with Lamb this Easter weekend? Lamb Belly is a cheap and somewhat overlooked cut of lamb. I think the one I used cost around £5 and would easily serve 3 people. 1 Lamb Belly 100g Spinach 1 tsp Mint Sauce 1 Red Onion 1 tsp Garlic Powder 2 Carrots…

Portly Cooks | Lamb Rump and Minted Gravy

Lamb, Mint Sauce, Gravy… What’s not to like, this one is dead simple and so satisfying. 2 Lamb Rump Steaks 1 Beef Stock Cube 50g Savoy Cabbage 3 New Potatoes Gravy Granules 2 tsp Mint Sauce Season the lamb well and pan fry on either side for about 2 minutes then transfer to the oven…

Portly Cooks | Slow Food | Red Wine Braised Lamb Hearts

I like offal, some people don’t. It is sometimes overlooked and generally has a better flavour than some of the more expensive cuts of meat. Lamb is one of my favourite meats but can be a bit harsh on the pocket don’t you think? This one though is a dish that’s all heart… badum tish!…

Portly Cooks | Slow Food | Lamb Mince Tagine

Slow food, it takes some time but that time is so worth it! This one is perfect for your slow cooker now that the weather has decided it is going to get colder. There is nothing like coming home and smelling the enticing flavours of you slow cooked dinner and knowing that you don’t have…

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…

Portly Eats | Rack of Lamb | Browns, Cambridge, UK

So then, last week I was very kindly invited to Browns in Cambridge for some fabulous food and cocktails. I’ll be honest I had never been before although had always heard good things. We walked in and were welcomed and invited to sample the offerings from Browns cocktail menu. Recently I’ve been mad for anything…

Portly Eats | Arrosticini, Montesilvano, Abruzzo

I’ve been in Abruzzo for a little while now and the other week I was taken out to try the local fayre, Arrosticini. They are a traditional dish from here in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Everywhere you look you can find restaurants with signs advertising Arrositicini as as well as the more familiar Pizza…

Portly Cooks | Lamb Leg Steaks & Champagne Braised Fennel

Lamb I love it but it’s not something I regularly eat.  My favourite dish would have to be a slow cooked lamb leg shank in red wine gravy…Perfection! This one is slightly less time consuming but still delivers on flavour. 2 lamb leg steaks 1 fennel bulb 100ml champagne/white wine Butter It’s a really simple…

Portly Cooks | Baked Lamb Chop, Aubergine and Courgette

We keep being told people are getting busier and busier and have no time to cook. This one should help you out of that problem. 4 Lamb Chops ½ Courgette ½ Aubergine ½ Sun Dried Tomatoes ½ Red Onion Clove of Garlic Balsamic Vinegar As I said this one is nice and simple, a chuck…