Portly Cooks | Braised Octopus in Tomato Sauce

This one does take a little while but it is super worth it and will impress whoever you are going to make it for! 1 Medium Octopus (whole but cleaned) 1 tin Chopped Tomatoes 2 tbsp Honey Half a glass Red Wine 1 Bell Pepper 1 Red Onion 2 Cloves Garlic (Crushed) 1 tsp Smoked…

Portly Cooks | Bruschetta

So simple it’s hardly worth putting these on here, but here we go. Half a Baguette 2 Salad Tomatoes 1 Clove Garlic (Crushed) Olive Oil Salt and Pepper Balsamic Syrup (Optional) Cut the baguette into slices and drizzle liberally with the olive oil. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes at 200c or until…

Portly Cooks | Slow Cooker Harissa Pork Chop

If you are trying to save yourself some time, get yourself a slow cooker and chuck all the ingredients in as you wait for the coffee machine to give you your morning brew. I used a pork chop for mine but this works with anything you fancy. Pork Chop/Lamb Chop/Chicken Thighs 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes…

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 | Slow Cooked Pork Chop on Linguine

Slow cooked pork chop what else do you need? Pork Chop 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes Bacon Lardons ½ Red Onion 1 tbsp ketchup 4 caps Red Wine 2 Caps Balsamic Vinegar 1 tsp Garlic Powder ½ Paprika 40g Grated Parmesan 75g Linguine Salt and Pepper Now for this one there’s a little prep before you…

Portly Cooks | Loaded Chicken Sub

When you can’t think of what to cook it’s time to raid the fridge and cupboards to see what you can cobble together… this is the result. 2 Skin on Chicken thighs (de-boned) 8/9 Jalapenos (from a jar) 1 Tomato 2 tsp Mayonnaise 2 tsp Salsa 30g Cheddar (grated) 1 Petit Pain or ½ Baguette…

Portly Cooks | Roasted Chicken Leg, Sun Dried Tomato and Bacon Linguine

Chicken literally goes with anything, this linguine has some of my favourite things in it; Sun dried tomatoes, bacon (everything is better with bacon) and savoy cabbage. 1 Chicken Leg 75g Linguine 2 tsp Sun Dried Tomato Pesto 3 Rashers of Streaky Bacon 1 large leaf of Savoy Cabbage 6/7 Sun Dried Tomatoes 20g Parmesan…

Portly Cooks | Huevos Rancheros

It’s not the prettiest dish in the world but it’s definitely tasty! I’d never actually made Huevos Rancheros before so this is my go at the classic brunch dish. 1 can Chopped Tomatoes 3 Eggs 1 Rasher Bacon 4 Spring Onions 1 Red Onion 1 Large Red Bell Pepper 20ml Ketchup 1 tsp Smoked Paprika…