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Portly Cooks | BBQ Pork Bun

For when you need to indulge for me there is only one flavour and that flavour is BBQ. It hits all the right spots and is definitely up there with … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Portly Cooks | Baked Gurnard with Samphire, Butterbeans, Chorizo and Scallops

Gurnard is one of my favourite fish. It has a firm texture that makes it great for stews, curries and the like. It is also fantastic on its own. It … Continue reading

December 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Portly Cooks | Beef Mince and Rice Stir Fry

I had some leftover minced beef to be using up. It’s as simple as that really. I can’t cook rice, I’ve followed all of the ‘how to’ things on the … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Portly Cooks | Steak and Roasted Vegetables

Getting fancy with some sirloin, cooking something new in the world of steaks is like trying to re-invent the wheel. 1 Sirloin Steak ½ Turnip ½ Carrot 2 Small Potatoes … Continue reading

December 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Portly Cooks | Posh Baked Beans with Little Sausages in…

Beans on toast is one of those little indulgences that just makes you feel like a kid again… Even better if there are little sausages in the beans too! This … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Portly Eats | Pievery | The Ffolkes, Hillington, Norfolk

Carvery, there is nothing better on a Sunday afternoon that is unless it is a PIEVERY. Walking into a busy restaurant at The Ffolkes in Hillington, Norfolk, this is what … Continue reading

November 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Portly Cooks | Carbonara

Carbonara, a classic Italain dish from the Eternal City itself. I have made a small sin with mine as i topped it with some finely chopped kale to give it … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Portly Cooks | Hand-cut Homemade Chips, Pork in Brandy Peppercorn Sauce with Kale and Carrots

Pork in a peppercorn sauce is a comfort food for me this one though is more about the chips they were an unexpected triumph. Roast potatoes for me at least, … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Portly Cooks | Chorizo and Pesto Spirali

Back to reality after yesterday’s fancyness, time to cook something slightly more normal. I love Spirali Pasta it’s a great thing to have in the cupboard for when you’ve run … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Portly Cooks | Paprika and Panko crusted Wild Halibut with Chorizo, Pickles and Samphire

I’ve left my slow cooker in the cupboard for this one. It’s time to get full on fine dining (ish) and flirt with some fancy fish based fare. I think … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · Leave a comment
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