Portly Cooks |Crispy roast belly pork with tonkatsu dipping sauce

Everyone loves crispy belly pork and its sooo easy to make! 400g Pork Belly 1 tbsp Sea Salt 1 tbsp Ketchup Half tbsp Oyster Sauce Half tbsp Worcestershire Sauce Juices from resting the pork Top the skin of the pork belly with salt and leave for at least an hour uncovered in the fridge. Brush…

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 | Beef and Mangetout Pasta

Sometimes after a long week at work all you want to do is come home, grab something quick for dinner and sink slowly into the sofa. This dish is perfect for that, it takes essentially as long as the pasta takes to cook. 75g Spirali or Penne Pasta 150g Beef Mince 1 Oxo Beef Cube…

Portly Cooks | Onion Bhajis

Onion Bhaji’s are my favourite part of any Indian Take-out, well those and poppadums’ with mango chutney.  The best part about them is that they are dead easy to make too! 1 Red Onion 1 tsp Curry Powder 100g Flour 1 egg Thinly slice the onion and then add to a bowl with the curry…

Portly Cooks | Breaded Sprats

I never know what to do with Sprats and they always look so nice! I decided the only thing to do was to coat them and fry them! These make a perfect starter or nibbles if you are doing a dinner party too. 5-10 Sprats 100g Breadcrumbs 1 Egg Oil for frying Simple really, beat…

Portly Cooks | Egg Fried Rice

One of my favourite dishes to order on the rare occasion I have a Chinese take-out is Egg Fried Rice. Not to eat with the rest of my sumptuous dinner (I have quite the order). But to enjoy cold the next day, I have long held the belief that a take-out should cover the evening…

Portly Cooks | Mushroom Orzo Risotto

Risotto, I love it but can never be bothered to make it. My normal foray into the world of risotto is those packet mixes you can get from the supermarket (this includes when I lived in Italy… I’m sorry). I have however found an easier way (maybe I’m late to the game here) but Orzo…

Portly Cooks | Pan Seared Fillet Steak with Bell Peppers

Keeping it simple is sometimes the best thing to do. You want to make the few ingredients you do use shine out as stars of the show. This one does just that. 1 Fillet Steak 50g Red, Yellow and Green Bell Peppers ½ Red Onion 20g Butter First off pat the steak dry on some…

Portly Cooks | Leftover Roast Beef Noodles

Roast beef is great because there are usually leftovers. If you saw my last post it was how to cook a roast rib of beef. This one is for the next day, something simple and quick. Leftover Roast Beef 1 Nest of Noodles 20ml Soy Sauce Cut a couple of slices of roast beef into…