Portly Cooks | Pide

Pide is a meaty flat bread from the street of Turkey, if you’ve never had it I think you’ll love this.  You can pick them up pretty much anywhere in Istanbul, but for now, here is one you can make at home. For the base 125g Strong Bread Flour 70ml Warm Water 1 tbsp Olive…

Portly Cooks | Zaatar Wedges

If you have some spare potatoes knocking around, this is a good way to spice them up at bit. Use any spices you have you don’t have to use Zaatar! 1 Large Baking Potato 1 tsp Zaatar 1 tbsp Oil This really isn’t rocket science, cut the potato into wedges, put the wedges in a…

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 | Chicken and Ramen Noodles

  You know when you get a craving for certain flavours and things. I had a massive craving for noodles and easy noodles at that. So after popping into the Asian grocery store and coming out with an armful of ramen noodles and 3 litres of Pocari Sweat, I made this for dinner. 1 Boneless…

Portly Cooks | Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken Skewers

Dead simple skewers for the BBQ. Who doesn’t love stuff on a stick? 1 large Chicken Breast 4 Skewers Pepper Onion 2 tbsp Sun Dried Tomato Pesto ½ tsp All Purpose Seasoning 1 freezer bag Cut the chicken into bitesized chunks and put it in the freezer bag.  Add the pesto and all purpose seasoning…

Portly Cooks | Crayfish and Prawn Tostada

Monday night food should be simple, you’ve just had (if you’re like me anyway) a weekend of rich and indulgent food because ‘Why not? It IS the weekend right?’ This is a nice easy one to get you back into the swing of things. 1 small Soft Tortilla Wrap 50g Cooked Cocktail Prawns 50g Cooked…