Portly Cooks | Lamb Iskender… Kind of

I had this for the first time ever in a restaurant I’d been taken to Istanbul by my friend, this is my go at making something near to Iskender, I’m not saying it is Iskender but it has all the flavours. Serves 3-4 1 Boneless Leg of lamb 1 tbsp Olive oil 1 tsp Mixed…

Portly Cooks | Stilton Sea Bream

Keeping it simple is the name of the game with this one. You can use any cheese you like or leave it off if the thought of cheese and fish doesn’t sound all that great to you. Stilton works nicely as it seasons the fish as it cooks! 2 Sea Bream Fillets 2 Slices of…

Portly Cooks | Swordfish and Roast Green Vegetables

Swordfish is a great meaty type fish (if fish can be meaty). It holds up really nicely on the grill and can take a marinade. For this on though we are keeping it simple. Swordfish Steak 50g Tenderstem Broccoli 50g Asparagus 25g Samphire Heat the oven to 200c then rub the swordfish steak with a…

Portly Cooks | Roast Carrots and Black Pudding

I’m always looking for something to do with those little baby carrots and also more things to do with black pudding than just shoving it on my Sunday breakfast, this one ticks those boxes. ½ Pack Baby Carrots 3 Slices Black Pudding ½ Red Onion Heat the oven to 200c. Put the carrots into a…

Portly Cooks | BBQ Roast Cauliflower Steak

Roasted Cauliflower Steak, I saw it on a menu recently and the restaurant in question wanted £14 for theirs… I mean 14 QUID!?!?!? This one is a lot cheaper and the chicken is an optional extra. 1 Cauliflower Portly’s BBQ Rub Chicken Thigh BBQ Sauce to garnish Cut the cauliflower in half and level out…

Portly Cooks |Roasted Carrot, Fennel, Samphire and Black Olives

This one was supposed to be a side dish but ended up being the main course instead. 2 large carrots 1 Fennel Bulb 100g Samphire 50g Sliced Black Olives Handful of Rocket Start by prepping the veg. Cut the ends off the carrot and then cut it lengthwise in half and in half again. For…

Portly Cooks | Pretty Good Potatoes

These potatoes are super simple and work every time. 7-8 Medium Sized Potatoes 100ml oil Salt Start off by heating the oil in a roasting pan to 220c.  While the oil heats, peel the potatoes and pat them dry.  Once the oil is up to temperature, roast the potatoes whole for about an hour, turning…

Portly Cooks |Pan Roasted Chicken and Tomatoes

3 ingredients for dinner, what could be simpler? Chicken Breast 2 Tomatoes 100g Asparagus (or any green veg you fancy) Heat your oven to 200c and then heat a little oil in a pan.  Pat the skin of the chicken dry and season well with salt and pepper.  Pan fry the chicken on either side…