Portly Cooks | Garlic and Paprika Butter Prawns

Fresh bread dipped into paprika garlic butter? What more could you want… maybe some prawns to make it extra tasty? Serves 4 20 Prawns (Peeled, Deveined with tails on) 100g Butter 2 tsp Paprika 2 Cloves Garlic The Soda Bread Recipe is Jack Munroe’s and is here Make the bread according to the instructions and…

Portly Cooks | Braised Octopus in Tomato Sauce

This one does take a little while but it is super worth it and will impress whoever you are going to make it for! 1 Medium Octopus (whole but cleaned) 1 tin Chopped Tomatoes 2 tbsp Honey Half a glass Red Wine 1 Bell Pepper 1 Red Onion 2 Cloves Garlic (Crushed) 1 tsp Smoked…

Portly Cooks | Beef Mince Pasta Bake

I made this as I had full intention of making a Lasagna. I had been craving it for AGES but when it came to actually getting down and preparing this I had one solitary sheet of lasagna left in the cupboard. So it became a pasta bake. 200g Beef Mince 75g Spirali pasta ½ Red…

Portly Cooks | Scotch Glazed Pork Shoulder Steaks

Here is a little something for the weekend, the original version called for bourbon, I had none, so went for scotch it did the same job and let’s be honest when you read a recipe you never know what it’s supposed to taste like. Whatever it tastes like is the correct flavour! 2 Pork Shoulder…

Portly Cooks | Smoked Paprika and Tomato Seafood Bowl

Now this was supposed to be a paella kind of thing but it turned into more of a parikary stewy thing.  It’s got Cauliflower ‘rice’ in it though! 200g Seafood Mix (Mussels, Prawns, Squid) 1 Bacon Rasher 150g Cauliflower 1 Chicken Stock Pot 1 Red Bell Pepper 4 Spring Onions 200g Chopped Tomatoes 50ml Water…

Portly Cooks | Huevos Rancheros

It’s not the prettiest dish in the world but it’s definitely tasty! I’d never actually made Huevos Rancheros before so this is my go at the classic brunch dish. 1 can Chopped Tomatoes 3 Eggs 1 Rasher Bacon 4 Spring Onions 1 Red Onion 1 Large Red Bell Pepper 20ml Ketchup 1 tsp Smoked Paprika…

Portly Cooks | Paprika Octopus

Octopus and squid are some of my favourite seafood. Seeing as it’s Friday I thought I would share this dish. It’s inspired by a dish I had a while back in a restaurant. This is my version with more octopus! 3 Octopus <Cleaned> (c.200g each) 1 large Potato 2 tsp Capers 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika…

Portly Cooks |Comfort Food | Wings

I have a ton of posts about wings on here but yet again… here is another! They’re just so good and up there with my top 3 comfort foods. 4 Whole Chicken Wings 1 tsp Smoked Paprika 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder Pinch of Salt and Pepper 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper 30 ml Franks Red Hot…