Eating dumplings is said to bring prosperity as they are shaped like an ingot, which represents wealth.
Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Feb 09 10:47:54 EST 2016
Don't put the party hats away just yet, it's Chinese New Year. And what better way to celebrate than with festive fish? The Chinese word for fish sounds like the word for abundance.
Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Feb 09 10:11:26 EST 2016
The smokiness of chipotle helps make these burgers far from ordinary. You can substitute the pulled pork for slow-cooked lamb.
Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Feb 02 10:15:12 EST 2016
For fritters with a sting in the tail, try this chilli-lovers' recipe featuring jalapenos. They're great with mashed avocado, bacon and a poached egg for breakfast.
Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Feb 01 12:26:19 EST 2016
Need inspiration for your next summer barbie? Plate up a modern, multicultural main. Banana leaves add a mellow, smoky flavour to barbecued fish, whether individual fillets or whole fish such as...
Cook | Neil Perry | Wed Jan 27 15:43:47 EST 2016
This is really all about doing the simple things well. Go to a butcher and get them to cut big T-bones for you; if it's dry-aged beef, even better.
Cook | Neil Perry | Wed Jan 27 13:25:47 EST 2016
These make a great side to a steak, dipped in barbecue sauce. I'm not a fan of thin onion rings as I think it then becomes more about the batter.
Cook | Neil Perry | Wed Jan 27 13:25:29 EST 2016
What could be more Australian than pav with passionfruit? You can also add sliced stone fruit such as peaches, nectarines and plums.
Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Jan 23 00:00:00 EST 2016
The earthy flavours of Moroccan-style eggplant team brilliantly with tuna tartare. Make sure you source a well-rounded and flavoursome chilli oil to finish the tuna dish.
Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jan 19 14:06:21 EST 2016
Make the most of barbecued rib-eye with a delicious Middle Eastern spice rub.
Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jan 18 10:43:52 EST 2016
Donburi means simply 'rice bowl dish'. The variations are endless, any meat, fish or vegetables are welcome.
Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Dec 21 15:52:11 EST 2015
Try this delectable Japanese salad and remind yourself of the wonders of umami! If you're after a full meal, you could top up this salad with seafood or cold poached chicken (more of a one-pot meal -...
Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Dec 21 15:52:14 EST 2015
This one-pot wonder brings together the flavours of fish and clams in a delicious broth. Mussels and pipis also work well in this dish.
Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 15 11:56:27 EST 2015
Hold the meat! This one-pot wonder is created with maximum flavour and minimal mess in mind. If it's a nice day cook the paella on the barbecue; this actually helps it cook, since the heat source is...
Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Dec 14 11:41:33 EST 2015
Designed to be part of a large shared meal, this simply-made Asian-style asparagus would make a delicious side dish for a main course. It could also be made in advance and served as a salad.
Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 08 10:08:48 EST 2015
Sweet-and-sour flavours come to the fore in this Chinese-style poultry dish, which features in-season cherries. To save some time on the day, make the master stock in advance.
Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 08 09:54:46 EST 2015
There's nothing quite like the taste of succulent whole snapper, fresh from the barbecue. For best results, prepare the salted chillies a few days ahead of time.
Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 08 09:26:52 EST 2015
These delectable Chinese-inspired spare ribs are designed to be finished off outdoors on the barbecue, and then put on the table as part of a shared meal. The master stock can be made in advance.
Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 08 09:03:20 EST 2015
Chillies and Sichuan peppercorns give this prawn dish its requisite "tingle" and fragrance.
Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 08 08:35:06 EST 2015
Hot weather demands a fruity, cooling treat like this watermelon granita. When making it, you'll need to factor in four or five hours' freezing time.
Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 01 15:08:09 EST 2015