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 | Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki (what you like fried) is classic street food from Japan, I’m not saying this is the most traditional way to make Okonomiyaki but it’s my way… 4 Green Cabbage Leaves (I used Sweetheart) Half a cup Flour 1 egg Milk Garlic powder For the sauce 2 tbsp Ketchup 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 tbsp…

Portly Cooks | Crispy Chicken and Potato Salad

I had some leftover potatoes to use up and a chicken thigh in the fridge. Leftovers can be pretty. 1 Chicken Thigh (De-boned) Leftover boiled potatoes 2 tbsp Mayo 1 Spring Onion Cut the chicken thigh in half and pat the skin dry. In a hot dry pan cook the chicken skin side down until…

Portly Cooks | Crayfish and Prawn Tostada

Monday night food should be simple, you’ve just had (if you’re like me anyway) a weekend of rich and indulgent food because ‘Why not? It IS the weekend right?’ This is a nice easy one to get you back into the swing of things. 1 small Soft Tortilla Wrap 50g Cooked Cocktail Prawns 50g Cooked…

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 Cooks |Paleo Style Steak

I’ve been browsing through some Paleo books and following a few Paleo chefs on Instagram and Tumblr and the food has looked awesome. It’s got me thinking, now I’m going to go full Paleo but the recipes I’ve been reading definitely have inspired me.  I don’t think that this one would qualify as Paleo either,…

Portly Eats @ Byron, Cambridge

On a Sunday evening when you look down a menu and see a burger labelled B-Rex you really have to order it right?  That is exactly what I did at Byron Burger in Cambridge.  I’m not a fan of too much green stuff in my burger, I mean let’s face it if you’re having a…

Oven Baked Whitebait with Samphire

Now then, this has been a retro classic for quite some time. I’ve even seen it on the menu of The Yorkshire Pudding a restaurant in Central Hong Kong giving expats the taste of home.  I’m talking of course about whitebait. Normally whitebait comes deep fried in a basket with a large slice of lemon,…

Portly’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This is great for an indulgent lunch but, goes fantastically with homemade wedges for an easy evening meal! Ingredients <Serves 2> 1 pk Cream Cheese 1 tbsp mayonnaise 100g grated cheddar 50g crumbled stilton 1 crushed garlic clove or ½ teaspoon ready chopped garlic 4 thick slices of decent bread 1 tbsp PG Red Onion…