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 | Royal Fishing Boat Curry

This is a cheat recipe, it’s a quick, easy and tasty fish curry for a weeknight. Serves 2 6 Prawns 4 Scallops 100g Salmon 12 Mussels 100g Cod 100g Smoked Haddock 3 tbsp Red Curry Paste 1 tin Coconut Milk Bring the coconut milk to a simmer and add the red curry paste, stir well…

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 | 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 | Spaghetti Alle Vongole

I finally get the hype… 300g Clams 100g Spaghetti Drizzle of Olive Oil 50g Butter 2 cloves of Garlic Half glass of White Wine Cook the pasta (9 mins rolling boil in salted water) and steam open the clams with a little of the white wine. In a frying pan, melt the butter and add…

Portly Cooks | Soft Shell Crab

Soft shell crabs are up there as some of my favourite seafood. The fact gyou can eat the whole thing is just amazing! they are the reason I go to a noodle restaurant near me as they are on the starter menu, I’ve finally got some for myself. 3 Soft Shell Crabs Flour Red Chilli…

Portly Cooks | Crab Linguine

Pasta dishes are indulgent anyway, packed with carbs and satisfaction in every bite. This one makes it even more special with Cromer Crab. 100g Linguine 1 Dressed Cromer Crab (about 150g Crab Meat) 1 Red Chilli (finely chopped) 1 Spring Onion (finely chopped) 1 tsp Dried Parsley 1 tsp Garlic Powder Start off by cooking…

Portly Cooks | Garlic Butter Mussels

Here’s a lovely one, it takes these banging Brancaster Mussels to the next level. They make a wonderful starter with some crusty sourdough. 250g Brancaster Mussels (or rope grown from the supermarket) 50g Butter 1 Clove of Garlic (Crushed) In a dry pan cook the mussels until they have all opened. Drain the mussels and…

Portly Cooks | Red Curry

If you’re low on time to make something tasty this is a super cheat Red Curry, on the table in the time it takes to cook some rice. 4 King Prawns (3 peeled and De-veined, 1 Whole) 100g Monkfish, chopped into chunks 175ml Coconut Milk 1 Red Curry Paste Tub (I used Blue Dragon) 1/3…

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,…