Portly Eats | Mangiare | Newmarket, UK

So a good while ago now along with @haleybell_ig  I ventured to Mangiare in Newmarket.  It had recently opened and everyone had told me that I should go and check it out. So with a table booked on a rather chilly Saturday evening it was time for dinner. Walking in I didn’t realise quite how…

Portly Cooks | Halibut with Green Bean and Pesto Orzo

Wild Halibut has to be one of the best fish in the sea, well I think so anyway… 200g Halibut Steak 75g Orzo 1 tsp Pesto 50g Green Beans 20g Grated Cheddar 300ml Chicken Stock Start off by heating a large pan or wok, to that add the orzo and a drizzle of oil, make…

Portly Cooks | Blowtorch Scallops

I got to try out a new toy with this one! 3 Scallops 8 spears of Asparagus 75g Linguine 1 tsp Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Thumb sized piece of Chorizo 25g Butter Trim the asparagus of the woody bit at the end, you can either snap it or cut it. Once you’ve done that cut…

Portly Cooks | Seafood Linguine

It’s still apparently Summer, however the weather as always has been a bit hit and miss. This seafood linguine should brighten even the shabbiest days and bring a little taste of summer to your table. 150g Raw King Prawns 100g Octopus (Cleaned) 4 Large Scallops (Cut in half) 10 Mussels 50g Samphire 75g Linguine 50g…

Portly Cooks | Wild Halibut, Squid, Asparagus and Potted Shrimp Butter

Sometimes it’s nice to indulge in some fancy food. This plate basically has all of my favourite foods in one meal, Wild Halibut is the fancy indulgence, Squid is my favourite seafood and asparagus is my favourite vegetable, all that with potted shrimp what is not to like? 1 Slice Wild Halibut 4 Squid Rings…

Portly Eats | 2 for 1 Burgers | The White Hotel, Newmarket

On Wednesday I ventured to The White Hart Hotel in Newmarket for a few mid-week beverages. I wasn’t planning on eating, more content to have a couple of IPA’s and head home and cook something there. However, Burger me it was Wednesday! At The White Hart, this means that its 2 for 1 on all burgers, you…

Portly Cooks | Crushed Avocado Bruschetta

I don’t like avocado, I like guacamole, but avocado on its own isn’t really for me.  This Bruschetta  is on the menu at the restaurant I cook at.  For me its green mush on toast but people seem to love it. Nigella even managed to make it into a thing when she put the green…

Portly Cooks | Chocolate & Orange torte with Adam Spicer

Chocolate torte, it’s been one of my go to dessert courses since I was at university.  It’s dead simple to make and who doesn’t like chocolate!? This one has been jazzed up a bit to make it slightly more adult and indulgent. Apologies for the mix in weights and measures, I only know how to…

Portly Eats @ Nancy’s Vintage Teashop, Newmarket

Brunch is always a great thing to do on a weekend; Newmarket has plenty to offer if you are looking for a tasty brunch, Nancy’s Vintage Teashop is a great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday morning.  The decor is cosy and quaint and I love the fact that the crockery looks as though…