Portly Cooks | Salmon and Stilton Rolls

I’m not always a massive fan of salmon, I will eat it forever as sashimi but when it’s cooked I have to have things to disguise the taste a little bit. Of course you can use any cheese you like or even leave it out altogether. 250g Salmon (skinless) 1 packet Ready Rolled Puff Pastry…

Portly Cooks | Vietnamese Style Stuffed Squid

These little fellas look more complicated than they really are. You can buy the baby squids cleaned from your fishmonger or supermarket.  Everything else is super simple. 6 Baby Squid (Cleaned) 3 Pork Sausages 6 Cocktail Sticks So start off by taking the skins off the sausages and dividing the resulting sausage meat into 6…

Portly Cooks | Noodle Soup with Pork Belly

Sometimes a noodle soup is the only thing that will satisfy your hunger. Here is a super simple one for your dinner. 3 Thin slices of Pork Belly (Optional) 1 Nest Noodles 100g Tenderstem For the soup… 1 tbsp Fish Sauce 1 tbsp Soy Sauce 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce 2 Stock Cubes (I used chicken)…

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 | Beef Mince Pasta Bake

I made this as I had full intention of making a Lasagna. I had been craving it for AGES but when it came to actually getting down and preparing this I had one solitary sheet of lasagna left in the cupboard. So it became a pasta bake. 200g Beef Mince 75g Spirali pasta ½ Red…

Portly Cooks | Leftover Hot Crust Pastry Minted Lamb Pies

Here’s an answer for what to do with your leftover lamb. Who doesn’t love a good pie? 220g Lard 200ml Water 500g Plain Flour 250g Leftover Lamb (Shoulder/Leg/Belly… even Chop) 50ml Leftover Gravy 1 Egg (beaten) It’s fairly simple really. In a saucepan bring the water to the boil and then melt the lard into…

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 | Chicken and Rocket Noodles

Lunch prep is important not only do you know that you’re guaranteed a good meal in the middle of the day. You can show off to your friends while they tuck into a store bought sandwich and it’ll save you some pennies too! 1 Nest Noodles 150g Chicken 20ml Kikkoman Soy Sauce Handful of Rocket…

Portly Cooks | Lunch | Chicken and Sun Dried Tomato, Pesto Pasta

This one is a real store cupboard lunch and is easy to make the evening before for something good to eat at lunch. 1 Chicken Breast 1 tbsp Pesto 6 Sun Dried Tomatoes 1 Spring Onion 75g Spirali Pasta 1/2 tsp Garlic Granules Seasoning Start off by cutting the chicken into thin strips. Season well…

Portly Cooks | Lunch | Singapore Style Udon

Recently I’ve been trying to be good and make lunch to take with me rather than spending a fortune on sandwiches. This is a variation on that Take-out classic Singapore Noodles. 1 small Chicken Breast 1 pk Amoy Straight to wok Udon 1 Green Chilli 3 Spring Onions 100g Beansprouts 25ml Kikkoman Soy Sauce 10ml…