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 | Gochujang Pork Belly Slices

Gochujang is a great thing to have in the fridge, this was a spur of the moment dish that turned out pretty well! 3 Pork Belly Slices 1 tbsp Gochujang Paste 1 tsp Garlic Puree 1 tsp Honey 1 tbsp Soy Sauce 1 tsp Rice Wine Vinegar 1 tsp Sesame oil  Cut the pork belly…

Portly Cooks | Tavuk Siş

People love stuff on sticks the world over! This one is inspired by Turkish Tavuk Siş, chicken, essentially tasty marinated chicken on a stick! What’s not to love? Wheel out the BBQ and get grilling. 3 Chicken Thighs (Boneless and Skinned) For the Marinade 3 tbsp Yoghurt 1 tsp Zaatar 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp…

Portly Cooks | Store Cupboard Marinade

Here’s a nice marinade to use some of those store cupboard ingredients and make your pork or chicken a little more interesting. Pork Chop/Chicken 25ml Worcestershire Sauce 25ml Olive Oil 1 Clove crushed Garlic ½ tsp Mixed Herbs 2 tsp Lemon Juice 1 tsp English Mustard (Coleman’s) Mix all the marinade ingredients together than add…

Portly Cooks | Gyros

I first actually tried Gyros standing, well swaying slightly in front of a street food truck, at some small hour of the morning in Portland, Oregon. It was absolutely delicious and I have finally got round to making my own! 2 Skinless Chicken Thighs 200ml Greek Yoghurt 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1 tsp of the…

Portly Cooks | Marinated Chicken Thighs

I went to a restaurant in Oxford and the marinade on the lamb I had was to die for! So this is my attempt at the marinade and subbing out the lamb for chicken. 2 Chicken Thighs 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 2 tsp Lemon Juice 1 tbsp Olive Oil 1 tsp Chopped Garlic ½ tsp…

Portly Cooks | MARINADE MONDAY | Tomato and Balsamic

Stuff ‘Meat Free Monday’ this is Marinade Monday!  Tomato and Balsamic to be precise!   For the Marinade 2 tbsp Tomato Puree 1 tbsp Oil 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar 1 tsp Basil ½ tsp Garlic Powder ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper For the rest 2 Chicken Thighs (De-boned) 150g Cherry Tomatoes 50g Shredded Lettuce For the…

Portly Cooks | Red Miso Chicken

Something a little different for me at least, I’ve read about miso marinated chicken so I thought I’d give it a go. 2 Skin-on Boneless Chicken Thighs 1 Sachet Miso Soup Paste ½ tsp Ginger Powder ½ tsp Garlic Powder ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper Powder 45ml Soy Sauce 1 Nest Noodles 30g Mangetout 70g Beansprouts…

Portly Cooks | Teriyaki Salmon

This might be better for when you have a little bit of time. It is a little bit of a faff but believe me it is worth it! I first tried Teriyaki in a Mall in The US of all places. I sat in a food court and devoured Teriyaki Chicken and noodles, since then…

Portly Cooks | Chilli & Lemongrass Red Fish Parcel

Recently I was kindly sent some Chilli and Lemongrass rub by P&D Artisan Products to try with some fish. This one is my first experiment. I thought I would use a fish that is not as well-known but should be. It is, Red Fish, it’s caught in Scotland and is surprisingly, Red. It has a…