Portly Cooks | Harissa & Mint Lamb Belly Pita

So, this one came to mind while I was watching a cooking demonstration last weekend. This is perfect for the BBQ and seeing as this weekend is a Bank Holiday why not wheel it out (brolly at the ready just in case) and chuck this on the coals. Lamb Belly 1 tsp Harissa Spice Mix…

Portly Cooks | Weekend Steak Brunch

Sundays are for lazy days and indulging, this one is definitely one to enjoy whilst reading the Sunday papers. 100g Rump Steak 1 Rasher Bacon 1 Egg 2 Large Field Mushrooms 40g Kale Cut the mushrooms into small dice and then in a large pan cook for about 3 minutes on a high heat. While…

Portly Cooks | Scotch Glazed Pork Shoulder Steaks

Here is a little something for the weekend, the original version called for bourbon, I had none, so went for scotch it did the same job and let’s be honest when you read a recipe you never know what it’s supposed to taste like. Whatever it tastes like is the correct flavour! 2 Pork Shoulder…

Portly Cooks | Steak and Roasted Vegetables

Getting fancy with some sirloin, cooking something new in the world of steaks is like trying to re-invent the wheel. 1 Sirloin Steak ½ Turnip ½ Carrot 2 Small Potatoes Large Knob butter Rocket Leaves Start off by peeling and then chopping the veg into little cubes. Heat your oven to 220c and while that…

Portly Cooks | Hake with Chorizo Butterbeans and Roasted Baby Potatoes

Fish on a Friday who would have thought it? This one has one of my favourites…Hake. Serves 5 5x 200g Hake Fillets/Steaks 750g Baby Potatoes 1 tin Butterbeans 100g Chorizo 200g Cherry Tomatoes Handful of Rocket Start off with the potatoes, par boil them in some salted water until soft, drain and leave to one…

Portly Cooks | Can’t Be Bothered Steak and Egg Baguette

Some nights you really don’t want to try that hard for food. I love faffing around in the kitchen more than anyone but sometimes you need simple fast food. This is where this baguette is a hands down winner. 250g Beef Skirt 3 Eggs Handful of Rocket 1 Soft White Baguette 1 tsp Garlic Powder…

Portly Cooks | Chicken Thighs, Courgette and Leaves

I’ll get right to the point, this one is only 3 ingredients, and can be ready in about 20 minutes. What more do you need? 2 chicken thighs (de-boned) 1 courgette Handful of salad leaves This can be made for as many people as you need to feed. 2 chicken thighs per person and then…

Portly Cooks | Breakfast Options

I’m not breaking the boundaries of modern cooking with these, but its nice to get different ideas for breakfast sometimes. You know, instead of a bowl of cereal or a hastily downed cup of coffee before dashing out the door. These are for when you have a little more time. Eggs on Toast with Proscuitto …

Portly Drinks | Greene King Brewery | Bury St Edmunds, UK

Bury St Edmunds literally the burial place of St Edmund is home to the Greene King Brewery. A few weeks ago I went on a tour (there were free samples! What’s not to like?). On a sunny Sunday morning we arrived in anticipation of our tour and were greeted by our guide, once everyone was…