Portly Cooks | 4 Recipes for 2 People

What can you do with beef mince? There are tons of things but the other day I went to the butcher and picked up 800g of beef mince (for £4.50) and wondered how many dishes could I make for 2 people from it… here is the result. Serves 2 Homemade Burgers 200g Beef Mince 1…

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 | Beef Kofta

Make something other than a burger with beef mince! 200g Beef Mince 2 tsp Harissa Spice (Sainsbury) Flatbreads Garlic Mayo Hot Sauce This is a nice one for when you have got a lot of time.  In a bowl mix together the beef and the spice, make into little sausage shapes with your hands and…

Portly Cooks | Kaprao

I was given this lovely little recipe by one of my students and it’s awesome! 2 Slices of Belly Pork 2 tbsp Oyster Sauce 1 tsp Soy Sauce 1 tsp Thai Seven Spice ½ Garlic Powder 1 tsp Fish Sauce Cut the pork belly into thin strips or chunks and leave to one side. in…

Portly Cooks | Fish Tacos

Sharing food and getting is what this dish is all about… and it’s dead easy too! 300g Cod Fillet Half Red Cabbage Jalapenos Tomatoes Soft Tortilla Wraps 2 tsp All-Purpose Seasoning This could not be simpler. Heat your oven to 180c. Season the fish with the all-purpose seasoning and bake in the oven for about…

Portly Cooks | Boxing Day Salvation

It’s Boxing Day, I’m sure you might be feeling slightly worse for wear and still full from yesterdays excess. However, you no doubt have a ton of leftovers.  One being the roast potatoes you so loving spent yesterday morning basting in duck fat, making sure they were the best they could possibly be.  Now though…

Portly Cooks | Chicken Thighs, Courgette and Leaves

I’ll get right to the point, this one is only 3 ingredients, and can be ready in about 20 minutes. What more do you need? 2 chicken thighs (de-boned) 1 courgette Handful of salad leaves This can be made for as many people as you need to feed. 2 chicken thighs per person and then…

Portly Cooks | Breakfast Options

I’m not breaking the boundaries of modern cooking with these, but its nice to get different ideas for breakfast sometimes. You know, instead of a bowl of cereal or a hastily downed cup of coffee before dashing out the door. These are for when you have a little more time. Eggs on Toast with Proscuitto …

Portly Cooks | Salad, Croutons and Dressing

In a bid to feel like i’m eating slightly healthily I made a salad. Well I say made, I put some leaves in a bowl. To make my green bowl of leaves more appetising however I made some dressing and croutons to go on top, thus negating the health level of the salad. Handful of…