Portly Cooks | Oat Milk

50g Oats 1 tsp Sugar 300ml Water + extra for soaking Put oats in a bowl, cover with water, cover the bowl and soak overnight. Drain, put in blender with 300ml water. Blend for 4 minutes, strain and use like regular milk.

Portly Cooks | Sundubu Ramen

1 Nest Noodles 1 tbsp Gochujang 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tbsp Golden Syrup 1 Bowl Veg Stock Half Pack of Silken Tofu 1 Egg Yolk Mix the gochujang, garlic powder and syrup into the stock and bring to a simmer. Cook the noodles in the stock for 2 minutes, add the tofu and simmer…

Portly Cooks | Ali Nazik

I used minced lamb for this but you can use whichever cut you like chunked up. Serves 2 200g Lamb Mince 1 Bell Pepper (diced) 1 tsp Garlic Granules 1 tbsp Turkish Red Pepper Paste (biber salcasi) Olive Oil 1 Medium Aubergine 2-3 tbsp Plain Yoghurt For the lamb, brown the mince in a pan…

Portly Cooks | Pork Knuckle

This one will take sometime but it will be SUPER worth it, chuck it in the slow cooker on a weekend morning, go about your day then come home to this feast. Serves 2 1 Unsmoked Pork Knuckle/Ham Hock Half a head of White Cabbage 75ml White Vinegar 75ml water Salt Cavolo Nero (for token…

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 | Nashville Style Hot Chicken

Nashville hot chicken is a new one to me but oh my god its good! Serves 2 2 Chicken Thighs 2 Chicken Drumsticks 100g Flour plus extra for dusting Milk – enough to make a loose pancake like batter Hot Sauce Oil for frying plus a little more for the seasoning 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper…

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 | 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,…

Portly Cooks | Lamb Iskender… Kind of

I had this for the first time ever in a restaurant I’d been taken to Istanbul by my friend, this is my go at making something near to Iskender, I’m not saying it is Iskender but it has all the flavours. Serves 3-4 1 Boneless Leg of lamb 1 tbsp Olive oil 1 tsp Mixed…

Portly Cooks | Mushroom Pasta

I used dried mushrooms in this so I could use the stock made from re-hydrating them in the sauce, you don’t have to obviously a veg or chicken stock cube will do the same job. Serves 2 200g Oyster Mushrooms 50g Dried Shitake 120g Spaghetti (or your favourite one whatever you have to hand) Stock…