Portly Cooks | Pan Roasted Halibut, Crumbled Prosciutto and Sugar Snap Peas with White Wine and Garlic Cream Sauce

Halibut is quite an expensive fish but it is really is worth the extra money and you can wow your family and friends with this fancy fish dish. Halibut Steak 3 slices Prosciutto 50ml Double Cream 100ml White Wine 1 Chicken Oxo 1 Clove Garlic (Crushed) Sugar Snap Peas Fresh Dill Start by frying the…

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…