Portly Cooks | Pizza

Everyone loves a pizza and this is nice and easy and uses the Bread recipe that was posted before this recipe. This time I halved it and makes two roughly side plate sized pizzas. 125g Plain/Strong Bread Flour 88ml Warm Water 1/3 tsp Dried Yeast Drizzle Olive Oil For the topping ½ tin Chopped Tomatoes…

Portly Cooks | Smoked Haddock, Asparagus and Grain Mustard Sauce

This is a revised version of one of my favourite dishes. If you’re looking for fast fancy(ish) food you can’t go wrong. 200g Smoked Haddock 150ml Milk 30ml Double Cream 2 tsp Wholegrain Mustard 12 Asparagus Spears In a small frying pan cover the asparagus in boiling water and simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove…

Portly Cooks | McDonald’s Big Mac

The Big Mac, it is a classic and the same (pretty much) the world over. I fancied having a go at making my version of the McDonald’s classic. 200g Ground Beef 1 ½ Brioche Buns 20g Rocket 2 Cheese Slices 3 slices of Gherkin/Pickle Portly’s Big Mac Sauce 2 tsp Ketchup 2 tsp American Mustard…

Portly Cooks | Sea Bream with Blue Cheese Linguine

Sea Bream is a fabulous fish and versatile too, it will go with most things you are planning to make. I tried a new way (for me) of cooking it too. 1 Sea Bream Fillet 75g Linguine 50g Stilton 25ml Single Cream Black Pepper Boil the kettle and heat a saucepan. Add the water to…

Portly Cooks | Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington, something I cook very rarely but absolutely love!  This one is a basic version, there are others that have you making pancakes etc. I’ve done all that before and I think the fillet should just be the star of the show, plus it’s easier. For the Wellington 1 Fillet Steak 1 Sheet Puff…

Portly Cooks | Black Pudding Eggs Benedict

So once again this one comes from listening to a BBC Food Programme Podcast about Blood. It was a really interesting episode actually and the key thing I took away from it was swapping out the ham from Eggs Benedict for Black Pudding. I added bacon to mine as lets be honest everything is better…

Portly Cooks | A Christmas Idea | Poussin

It’s not long till my favourite day of the year, Christmas Day. I love for a variety of reasons, but mainly it’s because it for me at least is a day of licensed gluttony. If you haven’t decided what the main event of your Christmas Day is going to be may I suggest the Poussin….

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder Steaks

Slow food is where the flavour is, taking time to let flavours mingle with other to create a mouth watering dish.  These BBQ Pork Shoulder Steaks are the easiest thing I have ever found when looking for recipes online, I have tweeked it a little bit to add what I think is more flavour, so…