Portly Cooks | Garlic and Paprika Butter Prawns

Fresh bread dipped into paprika garlic butter? What more could you want… maybe some prawns to make it extra tasty? Serves 4 20 Prawns (Peeled, Deveined with tails on) 100g Butter 2 tsp Paprika 2 Cloves Garlic The Soda Bread Recipe is Jack Munroe’s and is here Make the bread according to the instructions and…

Portly Cooks | Tempura Udon

Tempura udon is a essentially I simple noddle dish with some epically long prawns. The tricky bit is making those prawns long… Serves 2 6 Raw King Prawn (Peeled and De-veined with tail on) 600ml Dashi (I used 2 powder sachets dissolved in hot water) 2 tbsp Soy Sauce 2 tbsp Mirin 100g Rice Flour/Corn…

Portly Cooks | Sweet and Sour Fish

Serves 2 2 Sea Bream Fillets Flour to dust the fish Oil for frying For the sauce 2 caps Shaoxing Rice Wine 80ml Water ½ tsp Ginger Powder 2 tsp Chilli Bean Paste 2 tbsp Soy Sauce 1 tbsp Golden Syrup 3 Spring Onions (chopped) 1 small Red Bell Pepper The fish will take no…

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 | Braised Octopus in Tomato Sauce

This one does take a little while but it is super worth it and will impress whoever you are going to make it for! 1 Medium Octopus (whole but cleaned) 1 tin Chopped Tomatoes 2 tbsp Honey Half a glass Red Wine 1 Bell Pepper 1 Red Onion 2 Cloves Garlic (Crushed) 1 tsp Smoked…

Portly Cooks | Popcorn Mussels with Harissa Mayo

If you are looking for a starter to jazz up your Saturday night dinner, this is definitely worth a go and its super simple too! 600g Fresh Mussels 100g Potato Starch/Cornflour 2 tbsp Mayonnaise 1 tsp Harissa Paste Oil for frying In a dry saucepan, steam the mussels open on a high heat. Once all…

Portly Cooks | Paella

Paella is one of the classics and this version of mine is super simple, I guess it’s not really a paella but it has the same flavours. 1 cup Rice Pinch of Saffron (if you don’t have it don’t worry) 1 Chicken Oxo Cube 1 cup White Wine 1 tsp Tomato Puree / 1 tbsp…

Portly Cooks | Scallop and Haggis

I’m always looking for new things to do with scallops.  I saw this on a menu a few weeks ago and thought, ‘I can do that!’ 1 Large Scallop 200g Haggis 1 Scallop Shell 1 Spring Onion Thinly slice the spring onion and then fry along with the haggis. While the haggis and onion cooks,…