Good Food - Neil Perry

Neil Perry

Chef and Good Weekend columnist

Poached strawberries with spiced biscuits and honey labneh

Poached strawberries, honey, labneh and spiced biscuits.

Some spice, some crunch, some creamy sweet yoghurt, berries and syrup: this dessert is so lovely it'd be churlish not to go back for seconds ...

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Oct 27 10:07:22 EST 2014

Slow-roasted lamb rack with quinoa salad and tahini sauce

Lamb rack with quinoa salad and tahini sauce.

Prepare the salad while the lamb cooks and this lovely mediterranean-flavoured dish can be ready in an hour.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Oct 27 09:55:07 EST 2014

Ricotta gnocchi with spring vegetables and burnt butter

Ricotta gnocchi with spring vegetables and Burnt butter.

This delectable seasonal take on gnocchi is best-made fresh: it's really fun and you'll love the result. The gnocchi is also great with a simple tomato or cheesy cream sauce.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Oct 20 08:37:14 EST 2014

Roast chicken, avocado and rustic grain salad

Roast chicken, avocado and rustic grain salad.

This smart, substantial salad has a great texture and makes a perfect lunch with its mix of grains and greens. You can use any grains you like: spelt, barley or even boiled white rice.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Oct 20 08:37:11 EST 2014

Asian prawn and pomelo salad

Pomelo (also known as Chinese grapefruit) is the largest member of the citrus family. Its skin is thick and yellow, while its flesh tends to be slightly sweeter than that of grapefruit.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Oct 13 09:53:58 EST 2014

Minced pork with chillies, Thai basil and fried egg

Take heady herbs and as much chilli heat as you can handle ... then work them with fresh produce for fine, fast gratification. I sometimes like to add the juice of two limes to the minced pork.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Oct 13 08:07:00 EST 2014

Chicken with braised baby cos and broad beans

Chicken with braised baby cos.

You can make the sauce for the chicken dish with red wine for more punch. A knob of butter whisked in at the end makes it even silkier.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Oct 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Neil Perry's '80s-inspired feast

Lamb leg.

Prawns with cocktail sauce, tender roast lamb with mint jelly - it's '80s excess at its best.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Sep 29 15:45:17 EST 2014

Prawn, scallop and crab seafood cocktail

Prawn cocktail

When I think of the '80s, I always think of the seafood cocktails my parents used to make. If you really love your guests, try it with cooked lobster.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Sep 27 00:00:00 EST 2014

Parsnip puree

Neil Perry's '80s feast

A buttery parsnip puree that will compliment perfectly a roast leg of lamb.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Sep 27 00:00:00 EST 2014

Creamed spinach

Neil Perry's '80s feast

A classic vegetable side dish.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Sep 27 00:00:00 EST 2014

Roast leg of lamb

Lamb leg.

What could be more Australian and '80s than roast lamb with veg and mint sauce?

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Sep 27 00:00:00 EST 2014

More, please

Seafood cocktail.

Prawns with cocktail sauce, tender roast lamb with mint jelly - it's '80s excess at its best.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Sep 27 00:00:00 EST 2014

Skirt steak tacos

Neil Perry's skirt steak tacos.

Feel like a Mexican fiesta? Simply marinate the meat, fire up the grill, and make sure the side serves are fresh, plentiful and spicy hot.

Cook | Neil Perry | Thu Sep 25 18:05:50 EST 2014

Adobo-marinated chicken tacos

Neil Perry's adobo-marinated chicken tacos.

Feel like a Mexican fiesta? Simply marinate the meat, fire up the grill, and make sure the side serves are fresh, plentiful and spicy hot.

Cook | Neil Perry | Thu Sep 25 18:03:40 EST 2014

Green beans with creamy anchovy, chilli and lemon dressing and almonds

Beans with creamy anchovy, chilli and lemon

A dressing of anchovy fillets, garlic, chilli, lemon and milk imparts a wonderful flavour to this simple side dish or entree.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Sep 23 14:20:53 EST 2014

Barbecued veal cutlets with capers and sage

BBQ Veal Cutlet Capers & Sage.

This dish is divine with the nutty flavour of burnt butter. I love this simple sauce with both seafood and veal; it accentuates the delicate nature of both.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Sep 23 13:39:36 EST 2014

Mint jelly for roast lamb

Mint jelly

To test the mint jelly is set, place a drop onto a frozen plate and push it with your finger. If the surface wrinkles, it has reached setting point.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Sep 20 00:00:00 EST 2014

Slow-roasted rack of milk-fed veal

Slow-roasted rack of milk-fed veal.

There's no need to over-complicate things when prime produce is your meal's hero - just keep it simple and allow the succulent flavour to speak for itself.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Sep 15 10:23:20 EST 2014

Chilled lemon soufflé

Chilled lemon souffle.

This is a delicious and impressive dessert for when the weather begins to warm. I like to serve this souffle with a dollop of whipped cream on the side.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Sep 15 10:00:35 EST 2014