Portly Cooks |Spicy Squid Udon Noodles in Oyster Sauce

1 Squid Tube (cut into rings) 1 Pack Udon Noodles 100g Tenderstem Broccoli 2 tsp Chilli Oil For the sauce 2 tsp Oyster Sauce 15ml Soy Sauce 15ml Sake/Shaoxing Rice Wine 10ml Rice Wine Vinegar ½ tsp Garlic Powder Steam the broccoli until tender and then start with the rest. Mix together the ingredients for…

Portly Cooks | Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino con Calamari

Now then this one is a classic Italian dish and the measurements? Well there aren’t any measurements really, it’s a case of chuck it in and if it looks about right then it is.  Aglio. Olio e Peperoncino is a super simple dish taking roughly as long as the pasta takes to cook, I have…

Portly Cooks | Vietnamese Style Stuffed Squid

These little fellas look more complicated than they really are. You can buy the baby squids cleaned from your fishmonger or supermarket.  Everything else is super simple. 6 Baby Squid (Cleaned) 3 Pork Sausages 6 Cocktail Sticks So start off by taking the skins off the sausages and dividing the resulting sausage meat into 6…

Portly Cooks | Squid with Squid Ink Orzo Risotto

I love risotto, especially one that’s easy to make and is super tasty too. This one is made with Orzo, a rice shaped pasta that takes a ton of time out of the cooking process. 75g Orzo 300ml Chicken Stock 16ml Squid Ink 1 Amande Clam (Optional) 1 Small Squid (cut into rings) The best…

Portly Cooks | Scallops with Orzo Squid Ink Risotto

Orzo, I’ve got really into using it recently, having found that I can make my favourite risotto style dishes in more than half the time with this rice shaped pasta. 3 Scallops 75g Orzo 200ml Chicken Stock 2 sachets Squid Ink (16ml) 1 rasher Bacon Seasoning Start off by chopping the bacon into small dice…

Portly Cooks | Smoked Paprika and Tomato Seafood Bowl

Now this was supposed to be a paella kind of thing but it turned into more of a parikary stewy thing.  It’s got Cauliflower ‘rice’ in it though! 200g Seafood Mix (Mussels, Prawns, Squid) 1 Bacon Rasher 150g Cauliflower 1 Chicken Stock Pot 1 Red Bell Pepper 4 Spring Onions 200g Chopped Tomatoes 50ml Water…

Portly Cooks | Squid and Prawns

Fried calamari is one of my favourite starters. I decided to make it for lunch with some prawns too for good measure. 1 Small Squid (cleaned and cut into rings) 5 King Prawns (shelled) 1 tbsp Seafood Sauce 1 cup Flour Oil for frying Put the flour, squid and prawns in a bag and give…

Portly Cooks | Wild Halibut, Squid, Asparagus and Potted Shrimp Butter

Sometimes it’s nice to indulge in some fancy food. This plate basically has all of my favourite foods in one meal, Wild Halibut is the fancy indulgence, Squid is my favourite seafood and asparagus is my favourite vegetable, all that with potted shrimp what is not to like? 1 Slice Wild Halibut 4 Squid Rings…

Portly Cooks | Chilli and Lemongrass, Squid and Prawn Noodles

Squid is my favourite seafood, I will walk across hot coals for deep fried crispy squid, it’s just as good stir fried. Get down to your local fishmonger, get some squid and some prawns and make this one this evening. 1 whole small squid (cleaned and cut into rings) 10 prawns 1 noodle nest Chilli…