Portly Cooks | Moules Frites

Mussel season is back in full swing from now until around about March, weather permitting.  What better way to celebrate the humble mussel than with the classic Moules Frites? 1kg Mussels 175ml White Wine 75ml Double Cream 1 White Onion ½ tsp Garlic Powder 1 large Potato Oil for Roasting The longest part of this…

Portly Cooks | Lentils and Lardons

I was out for a wander a few weeks ago listening to an old podcast from BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme, the title, Raising the Pulse. I’ve never really been one for pulses, beans and lentils, aside from the ubiquitous Baked Bean. As a result of listening to the programme, I headed to the…

Portly Cooks | Lamb Leg Steaks & Champagne Braised Fennel

Lamb I love it but it’s not something I regularly eat.  My favourite dish would have to be a slow cooked lamb leg shank in red wine gravy…Perfection! This one is slightly less time consuming but still delivers on flavour. 2 lamb leg steaks 1 fennel bulb 100ml champagne/white wine Butter It’s a really simple…

Portly Cooks | Coq au Vin

I’m all for a slow cooker recipe and this is nice and easy to do but sounds dead fancy. 6 chicken legs 1 tin chopped tomatoes ½ red onion 1 rasher back bacon 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 200ml red wine 200ml chicken stock (cube is fine) 1 tin butterbeans Drizzle of white truffle oil I…

Devilled Sauce

This is probably one of the best sauces I have ever learned to make, it is super simple and so far I have tried it with kidneys, mushrooms and steak. I think it would work easily with pork and chicken too. Red wine English mustard Cream Paprika Start off with the paprika, and cover whatever…

Devilled Kidneys

This recipe is my version of the Devilled Kidneys that are currently on the menu at The Pantry Fine Food Shop and Restaurant.  It’s super simple and quick to cook and will make an excellent starter if you’re having guests over, if not… it’s a really nice and easy mid-week meal! 3 Lamb Kidneys 1…