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 | Skills Test Monkfish

I’ve been glued to this year’s Masterchef the Professionals. There have been some amazing chefs so far. My favourite part of each series is always the skills test, some of the things they ask the chefs to do are weird (chicken and bacon sandwich anyone?). this one though caught my eye as I’m always looking…

Portly Cooks |Pan Roasted Chicken and Tomatoes

3 ingredients for dinner, what could be simpler? Chicken Breast 2 Tomatoes 100g Asparagus (or any green veg you fancy) Heat your oven to 200c and then heat a little oil in a pan.  Pat the skin of the chicken dry and season well with salt and pepper.  Pan fry the chicken on either side…

Portly Cooks | Smoked Garlic and Prawn Linguine

I got myself a bulb of smoked garlic and went garlic heavy for this one. 8 King Prawns (7 Peeled) 75g Linguine 25g Butter 3 Cloves Smoked Garlic 2 Spring Onions 4 Cherry Tomatoes 1 Red Chilli Finely chop the spring onion and chilli and leave to one side. In some boiling salted water cook…

Portly Cooks | Slow Food | Lamb Mince Tagine

Slow food, it takes some time but that time is so worth it! This one is perfect for your slow cooker now that the weather has decided it is going to get colder. There is nothing like coming home and smelling the enticing flavours of you slow cooked dinner and knowing that you don’t have…

Portly Cooks | Chilli Con Carne with Cauliflower Rice

This is something I make once in a Blue Moon, with the Blue Moon a way off but a Total Eclipse last week, it seemed like a good time to make a Chilli. Well, that and the fact I had some Beef Mince that needed to be used. I think the Eclipse is slightly more…

Portly Cooks | Coq au Vin

I’m all for a slow cooker recipe and this is nice and easy to do but sounds dead fancy. 6 chicken legs 1 tin chopped tomatoes ½ red onion 1 rasher back bacon 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 200ml red wine 200ml chicken stock (cube is fine) 1 tin butterbeans Drizzle of white truffle oil I…

Portly Cooks | Leftover Beef Ragu

Leftovers, it’s not always about sandwiches the next day. Making a meal of leftovers can be just as good as the original meal.  This one needs some left over roast beef, you know that chunk left on a Tuesday evening when you’re bit fed up of beef sandwiches (having had them for two days straight)…

Portly Cooks | Slow Cooked Pork, Chorizo and Bean Stew

The slow cooker is a marvellous invention, I really should use mine more. This recipe is an old favourite from a word document I have on my PC saved as ‘Uni Recipes’. It’s literally a chuck it all in and wait and see meal. For this one I used pork chop but it works particularly…