Portly Cooks | Gamberi all’aglio

If you’re in need of a quick and easy starter for date night or a dinner party with friends then look no further than this. It’s got fabulous fresh prawns, garlic butter and freshly baked bread… kind of and its all in the oven so you can forget about it! 12 King Prawns* 1 White…

Portly Cooks |Spicy Squid Udon Noodles in Oyster Sauce

1 Squid Tube (cut into rings) 1 Pack Udon Noodles 100g Tenderstem Broccoli 2 tsp Chilli Oil For the sauce 2 tsp Oyster Sauce 15ml Soy Sauce 15ml Sake/Shaoxing Rice Wine 10ml Rice Wine Vinegar ½ tsp Garlic Powder Steam the broccoli until tender and then start with the rest. Mix together the ingredients for…

Portly Cooks | Ebi Katsu

Something about Japanese Curry sauce is addictive. Panko Bread Crumbs 6 King Prawns (peeled, tails left on) 1 Egg 45g Sushi Rice 90ml Water For the sauce 165ml Coconut Milk ½ tsp Ginger Powder 1 tsp Curry powder ½ tsp Garlic Powder 1 tbsp Soy Sauce 1 ½ tbsp Honey 1 Spring Onion (Chopped)  …

Portly Cooks | Zaatar Wedges

If you have some spare potatoes knocking around, this is a good way to spice them up at bit. Use any spices you have you don’t have to use Zaatar! 1 Large Baking Potato 1 tsp Zaatar 1 tbsp Oil This really isn’t rocket science, cut the potato into wedges, put the wedges in a…

Portly Cooks |Harissa Spiced Beef and Wild Mushrooms on Hummus

Thinly cut strips of beef, slightly spicy harissa and smooth creamy hummus what’s not to like?  This one also works really well with any leftover beef you may have from your Sunday roast or even with no beef at all and a mix of more mushrooms and vegetables, use what you have. Serves 2 200g…

Portly Cooks | Tuna and Bulgur Wheat

Fresh tuna is a wonderful thing, far better than anything from a can, although that is good for a classic tuna mayo sandwich every now and then. 1 Tuna Steak 1 cup Bulgur Wheat 1 Chicken Oxo 1 tsp Olive Oil 1 Handful of Spinach If you don’t have a griddle pan for this one,…

Portly Cooks | Monkfish Parcel

This is not the prettiest looking thing in the world but its super tasty and dead easy to make! 150g Monkfish (you can use any white fish you like though) 1 nest of Egg Noodles 10ml Sake 10ml Mirin 10ml Soy Sauce ½ Garlic Powder 10ml Honey Handful of Spinach Baking Paper Boil the kettle…

Portly Cooks | Harissa Spiced Pork Flatbreads

Need a tasty bite to eat fast for a bunch of people?  Get some belly pork slices from the butchers and a jar of harissa paste, you’ll have a quick dins in no time. 4 Belly Pork Slices (cut in half to make 8) 4 Flatbreads (whatever you fancy) 4 tsp Houmous 4 handfuls Rocket…

Portly Cooks | Gochujang Wings

Sticky spicy chicken wings, what’s not to love? 2 tbsp Gochujang 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Honey 25ml Rice Vinegar 1 tsp Soy Sauce Chicken Wings (about 6)   Cut the wings in half through the bone joint so you are left with a mini drumstick kind of bit and a flat bit.  Mix…

Portly Cooks | Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino con Calamari

Now then this one is a classic Italian dish and the measurements? Well there aren’t any measurements really, it’s a case of chuck it in and if it looks about right then it is.  Aglio. Olio e Peperoncino is a super simple dish taking roughly as long as the pasta takes to cook, I have…