Portly Cooks | Beef Ragu with Spaghetti

Ultimate comfort food for when you’ve had a long day or a it’s a bit chilly outside. This one does need a little of time though, so maybe a Sunday night for Monday dins? Serves 2 250g Beef mince Half an onion (chopped) 1 rasher bacon (chopped) 1 field mushroom (chopped) 1 tin chopped tomatoes…

Portly Cooks | Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

For when you have nothing in the cupboard and have no idea what to have for dinner, this Italian classic can save you! 100g Spaghetti 1 Red Chilli 3 Cloves of Garlic 2 tbsp Olive Oil Fresh Parsley Cook the pasta, while the pasta cooks, finely chop the chilli and parsley. In another pan heat…

Portly Cooks | Samphire and Spaghetti in Garlic Cream Cheese Sauce

I saw this on TV the other day, it’s supposed to have Agretti in it but in place of that i’ve used Samphire and I didn’t have any Gorgonzola either so… 90g Spaghetti 60g Samphire Half pack of Garlic and Herb Cheese Roll 25ml Double Cream 20ml White Wine Boil the pasta and samphire together…

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 | Quick Meatballs

People say that they haven’t got time to cook properly. Well this one is on the table in 10 minutes (ish) and you don’t need to be all cheffy to make it work either. 200g Beef Mince 85g Spaghetti 2 Tomatoes ½ tsp Ground Garlic ½ tsp Dried Basil Boil the kettle and chop up…

Portly Cooks | Mushroom Bolognaise

Bolognaise is one of my favourite ever dishes. This one is meat free and is (if I say so myself) rather good. 4 Large Field Mushrooms 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes 1 tbsp Tomato Puree 1 Red Onion 100ml Red Wine 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp Garlic Powder 85g Spaghetti Using a food processer blitz the…

Portly Cooks | Chicken with Wild Mushroom Truffle Spaghetti

This one I learnt whilst in a real professional kitchen a few weeks back. It was going out as a vegetarian starter, its epic as that but I chucked a bit of chicken on the top to add to the dining experience. 1 small Chicken Breast 80g Spaghetti 1 tbsp Truffle Oil Cavolo Nero 100g…

Portly Cooks | Paprika and Tomato Spaghetti

For those who say ‘I haven’t got time to cook…’ this one is for you. 85g Spaghetti 75ml Passata ½ tsp Paprika ½ tsp Garlic Powder ½ tsp Mixed Herbs 20ml Balsamic Vinegar Boil the kettle, once boiled pour into a large saucepan and add a couple of decent pinches of salt. Boil the pasta…

Portly Cooks | Buffalo Chicken and Bacon Spaghetti

Some would call this dish a mess, some would ask what the hell are you doing? And some will actually like it. This is Fusion to make the gods weep.  It’s got elements of some of my favourite foods all in one slightly overcrowded bowl. 1x small chicken breast 1 rasher back bacon 20ml buffalo…