Portly Cooks | Beer Battered Lemon Sole with Asparagus Puree

Who doesn’t love fish and chips on a Friday? It’s a tradition right? Well then, this one is sure to jazz up any run of the mill Friday evening. 2 Fillets Lemon Sole (skinned) 1 cup flour + some for dredging 1 330ml can of beer 200g Asparagus Oil for frying Put the flour into…

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 | Hong Shao Rou… again

I’ve talked about this dish n here a lot before but… this is the new and improved version, basically its got a couple ingredients. For the rice click here. 2x Pork Loin Steaks 75ml Shaoxing Rice Wine 30ml Soy 1 tsp Brown Sugar ½ tsp Ground Ginger ½ tsp Garlic Powder 100ml Water Start by…

Portly Cooks | Tuna with Lemon and Mint Dressing

Lemon and Mint with Tuna Steak… who would have thought? 250g Tuna Steak 1 King Prawn (To garnish) Juice ½ Lemon 2 tsp Mint Sauce 2 tbsp Oil 1 Spring Onion Heat your pan so that it is smoking hot (I used my griddle pan).  Oil the tuna and then cook on either side for…

Portly Cooks | Monkfish and Prawn Tacos

I’ve had Fish Tacos in restaurants but never made them at home before.  Mainly the reason is I have forgotten to buy the all-important tortilla wraps.  They are pretty quick to cook but the prep does take a little while but it is worth it in the end. 200g Monkfish 6 King Prawns, Peeled and…

Portly Cooks | Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well here is one for when you’ve craving bakery made cookies. This recipe (makes about 15) is pretty rock solid and will give you nicely crispy cookies with a slightly chewy centre… perfect! 150g Self Raising Flour 1 pinch Salt 100ml Oil 110g Light Brown Sugar 50g Caster Sugar 1 Egg 100g Dark Chocolate Chips…

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 | SUPER EASY Moules Mariniere

Moules Mariniere, this French classic has just got a whole lot easier… 1kg Brancaster Mussels ½ Packet Potts Moules Mariniere Sauce Honestly it cannot be simpler or faster. In a wok or large saucepan, cook the mussels in a dry pan until they’re all open (discard any that don’t open). Drain the excess liquid then…

Portly Cooks | Slow Food | Red Wine Braised Lamb Hearts

I like offal, some people don’t. It is sometimes overlooked and generally has a better flavour than some of the more expensive cuts of meat. Lamb is one of my favourite meats but can be a bit harsh on the pocket don’t you think? This one though is a dish that’s all heart… badum tish!…