Portly Cooks | Chorizo Wings

Wings are one my favourite parts of a chicken and they’re also super cheap, they average about £3 for 12 from the supermarket. Cut them into the flat bit with the two bones and the bit like a mini drumstick, and you got yourself 24 wings! 6 wings cut in half at the joint A…

Portly Cooks | Cacio e Pepe

This popped up on my Instagram newsfeed the other day in a post from @TastingTable and I decided that it needed to be made! So here it is. 100g Linguine 50g Grated Parmesan 1 tsbp Freshly Ground Black Pepper 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1 Egg It’s dead simple and super tasty. In some boiling salted…

Portly Cooks | Beef and Asparagus with Spirali in Peppercorn Sauce

Steak and Peppercorn Sauce is a restaurant classic, which got me thinking, peppercorn sauce is just a cream sauce, we have Hawaiian Pizza so why not stick the steakhouse staple in some pasta? 150g Beef Skirt (thinly sliced) 125g Asparagus 2 Field Mushrooms 75g Spirali Pasta Soya Cream 1 Beef Oxo Cube Black Pepper Start…

Portly Cooks | Stuffed Peppers | Vegetarian Week

So this is the first post in a series I’m going to be writing. I’m having a go at being a vegetarian for a week. I love Vegetarian food but if I’m honest I’ve always seen it as a way to get some interesting sides for whatever meat i happen to be cooking that day….

Portly Cooks | Comfort Food: Roast Chicken

Is there anything better than a roast chicken dinner? Don’t get me wrong I’m a fan of all roasts and generally go for beef or pork but sometimes, roast chicken is what is needed. Its comfort food, maybe even soul food, it transports you back to being a 6 year old kid around a giant…

Portly Cooks | BBQ Spice Rub

Who doesn’t love a good BBQ? Eating outside in the summer sunshine with tasty food and good company, I love BBQ food especially for the smokey flavour everything takes on.  I think it’s a primal thing that triggers memories of our distant ancestry when everything was cooked on a fire. When I think BBQ I…

Portly Cooks | Beef and Rice Stir Fry

Lunch can be a pretty boring affair sometimes, just an endless game of what can I put between two slices of bread to munch at my desk while I secretly watch YouTube videos at work.  Well it doesn’t always have to be like that, you can actually have something tasty, super quick and easy to…

15 hour Slow Cooked Lamb Tagine

Tagine, I love it and first tried it a few years ago. Since then I’ve made it a few times and have never really followed a recipe, everything in the list below was pretty much in my cupboard. The only thing I had to buy was the Lamb Chops themselves. Lamb Chops Red onion Bacon…