Portly Cooks | Fried Oyster Mushrooms

Now here is something a little different and I’ll be honest I saw this on TikTok (don’t hate me) of all places.  I had to try it so I made my own version of it and you know what? Its freaking epic! 3 Large Oyster Mushrooms 1 tsp All Purpose Seasoning 1 tsp Garlic Powder…

Portly Cooks | Tavuk Siş

People love stuff on sticks the world over! This one is inspired by Turkish Tavuk Siş, chicken, essentially tasty marinated chicken on a stick! What’s not to love? Wheel out the BBQ and get grilling. 3 Chicken Thighs (Boneless and Skinned) For the Marinade 3 tbsp Yoghurt 1 tsp Zaatar 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp…

Portly Cooks | Spicy Pork and Pak Choi

If you’re not a fan of pork you can sub it out for skinless chicken thighs and get the same result. This one ticks the boxes of salty and spicy cravings and is dead easy to make too! 1 Pork Loin Steak/ 2 Skinless Chicken Thighs 1 tbsp Soy Sauce 1 tbsp Chilli Bean Sauce…

Portly Cooks | Muffins

Baking is quite therapeutic although I do class it as more of a science than regular cooking. This recipe always has a good result and its dead simple too. Add whatever flavours you like and you’ve got yourself something sweet to have with your coffee. Base Recipe – Makes about 6 muffins 4oz Self Raising…

Portly Cooks | Tempura

I love Tempura, well to be fair anything battered is pretty amazing, tempura has a lightness and crunch that makes it particularly awesome. A selection of Seafood/what ever you fancy battering I used; Prawns, Scallops, Courgette and Broccoli 1 Egg 1/3 Cup Flour Water You’ll make more batter than you need but it needs to…

Portly Cooks | Leftover Beef Dumplings

Roast beef is a great Sunday Roast but there are always leftovers, so here is a different way to use those leftovers up. Leftover Roast Beef 1 Oxo Cube 1 tsp Bisto Gravy Granules 100g Self Raising Flour 50g Atora Suet Water Cut the leftover beef into small chunks and then boil the kettle, with…

Portly Cooks | Harissa Spiced Pork Flatbreads

Need a tasty bite to eat fast for a bunch of people?  Get some belly pork slices from the butchers and a jar of harissa paste, you’ll have a quick dins in no time. 4 Belly Pork Slices (cut in half to make 8) 4 Flatbreads (whatever you fancy) 4 tsp Houmous 4 handfuls Rocket…

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 | Fish Tacos

Sharing food and getting is what this dish is all about… and it’s dead easy too! 300g Cod Fillet Half Red Cabbage Jalapenos Tomatoes Soft Tortilla Wraps 2 tsp All-Purpose Seasoning This could not be simpler. Heat your oven to 180c. Season the fish with the all-purpose seasoning and bake in the oven for about…