Portly Cooks | Breaded Mushrooms

12 Closed Cup Mushrooms 50g Corn Flakes Flour 2 Eggs Oil for frying 1 clove Garlic (Crushed) 2 tbsp Mayonnaise Blitz (in a food processor) the cornflakes to breadcrumb texture, beat the egg, dust the mushrooms in flour, dip in the egg and coat in the blitzed cornflakes. Deep fry for 3 minutes. Mix the…

Portly Cooks | Gochujang Pork Fried Rice

This one is a spicy midweek treat! Serves 2 1 tbsp Gochujang 20ml Soy Sauce 20ml Rice Wine Vinegar 20ml Golden Syrup 200g Leftover cooked rice 1 Pork Loin steak (optional) 2 Spring Onions 2 Eggs Cut the pork loin steak into small chunks, slice the spring onions and stir fry in a wok with…

Portly Cooks | One Pan Pork Chops

Serves 4 4 Pork Chops 1 Head White Cabbage 1 Red Onion Oil Thinly slice the cabbage and the red onion, give it a mix together and put into a roasting tin.  Lay the pork chops on top and cook in a 180c oven for 30-40 minutes, turning the chops halfway through. PG

Portly Cooks | Red Lentil Tacos

This is a super cheat meal but tasty too! 50g Red Lentils ½ Sachet Taco Seasoning 150ml Water 1 Vegetable Oxo Taco Shells It doesn’t get simpler, put lentils and the seasoning into a pan with a lid.  Boil the water and dissolve the veg cube, pour the water into the pan, bring back to…

Portly Cooks | Posh Pork?

This one looks like a lot of faff but it genuinely can be on the table in half an hour. Serves 2 2 Pork Belly Slices 1 Bunch Asparagus 1 Packet White Shimeji Mushrooms Cut the tips from the asparagus and then chunk up the stems and boil until tender. I zap them in the…

Portly Cooks | Ameretti Biscuits

Perfect for a cup of coffee or tea! 200g Almond Flour 200g Caster Sugar 2 Egg Whites Half tsp Lemon Juice Half tsp Pistachio Extract Mix almond flour and caster sugar, in a separate bowl whip the egg whites, extract and lemon juice until soft peaks. Fold egg mix into almond flour and sugar. Roll…

Portly Cooks | Spiced Chicken Thighs with Bulgur Wheat

Chicken is that go to staple that just hits the spot and take any flavour, here’s an nice easy one that ticks those boxes. Serves 2 4 Boneless Skin on Chicken Thighs For the marinade   1 tsp Lebanese 7 Spice 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Dried Thyme 1 tsp Smoked Paprika 1 tsp…

Portly Cooks | Pork in Black Bean Sauce

Well here is a nice easy one for an impressive midweek meal. Serves 2 2 Pork Loin Steaks 1 tbsp Lee Kum Kee Black Bean Sauce 2 tsp Soy Sauce 1 Tsp Shaoxing Rice Wine 1 tsp Caster Sugar 90g Jasmine Rice 180ml Water Wash the rice and then add to a pan with the…

Portly Cooks | 4 Recipes for 2 People

What can you do with beef mince? There are tons of things but the other day I went to the butcher and picked up 800g of beef mince (for £4.50) and wondered how many dishes could I make for 2 people from it… here is the result. Serves 2 Homemade Burgers 200g Beef Mince 1…

Portly Cooks | Roasted Aubergine

Need a quick and easy dinner? Look no further! Serves 2 2 Aubergines 1 tbsp Oil 4 tsp Harissa Paste 4 tsp Yoghurt It’s ridiculous how easy this is. Heat the oven to 180c and rub the aubergines in the oil. Put them on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 40 minutes,…