Portly Cooks | Stilton Sea Bream

Keeping it simple is the name of the game with this one. You can use any cheese you like or leave it off if the thought of cheese and fish doesn’t sound all that great to you. Stilton works nicely as it seasons the fish as it cooks! 2 Sea Bream Fillets 2 Slices of…

Portly Cooks | Salmon and Stilton Rolls

I’m not always a massive fan of salmon, I will eat it forever as sashimi but when it’s cooked I have to have things to disguise the taste a little bit. Of course you can use any cheese you like or even leave it out altogether. 250g Salmon (skinless) 1 packet Ready Rolled Puff Pastry…

Portly Cooks | Asparagus Tart

I’ve been meaning to make this for ages! Now it’s the final week of the Asparagus season and I thought I should get it in before we’re back to packets from the other side of the world. 7 Asparagus Spears Puff Pastry (To Size) 20g Grated Cheddar 20g Blue Cheese 100ml Double Cream Heat the…

Portly Cooks | Sea Bream with Blue Cheese Linguine

Sea Bream is a fabulous fish and versatile too, it will go with most things you are planning to make. I tried a new way (for me) of cooking it too. 1 Sea Bream Fillet 75g Linguine 50g Stilton 25ml Single Cream Black Pepper Boil the kettle and heat a saucepan. Add the water to…

Portly Cooks | Stilton Steak

Who doesn’t love a good steak dinner? This one uses beef skirt steak a relatively cheap cut of beef that has a lot of flavour! 200g Beef Skirt 50g Stilton Cheese 100g Carrot 100g Courgette 50g Fennel 100g Mushrooms 50g Greens About half an hour to an hour before you cook, take the beef out…

Portly Cooks | Turkey and Stilton Burger

When I was at school, one of the holy grails of the break and lunch queue was the turkey burger. We would literally run from class to get our grubby little hands on one of these calorific wonders.  This is before Mr Oliver took all the ‘nice’ things off school menus in favour of green…

Portly Cooks | Stilton and Bacon Burger

  Who doesn’t love a burger? I had a massive craving for them the other day so after stopping off and grabbing some beef mince and some cheese it was home to make some dinner! 200g Beef Mince 1 Cheese topped bun 50g Stilton Cheese 2 Rashers Streaky Bacon Handful of Rocket 1 tsp garlic…

Portly Cooks | Leftover Chicken Pasta Bake

Carrying on from my recent post for roast chicken, what do you do with the leftovers? Well here is an idea for you and comes again from the world of comfort food. Pasta bake is a classic weeknight dish and to be fair is pretty cheap to make, pasta isn’t the most expensive thing in…

Portly Cooks | Dead Easy Burgers

Sometimes it’s best to keep things simple. This one doesn’t get much simpler, It’s my go to when I have some mince that needs using up. 250g Minced Beef ½ red onion, finely chopped Garlic powder Seasoning 2 slices Blue Cheese 2 Brioche Buns In a bowl mix together the mince, onion, garlic powder and…