Neil Perry

Neil Perry

Chef and Good Weekend columnist

Ginger cake with lemon and pistachio icing

Some spices work harder than others, sharing their charms across main course and dessert. Here, ginger takes the cake.

Cook | Neil Perry | Wed Jul 01 17:03:46 EST 2015

Oven-baked tandoori chicken with mint and coriander relish

Tandoori chicken with mint and coriander relish.

You can use any part of the chicken - breast, thigh or drumstick, but I think the thighs have the best flavour. For best results, marinate overnight before cooking.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jun 29 10:13:22 EST 2015

Leg of lamb with herb and pinenut stuffing

Roast lamb racks are great and this one is so easy - once your butcher has boned it, all the tough work is done. The stuffing makes it super tasty and it's easy to carve with no bone.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jun 22 14:06:50 EST 2015

Spinach, pea and broccolini salad

Spinach, pea and broccolini salad.

This dish make a great side for a big lamb roast. With the peas, to be honest, it's easier to use frozen baby peas and they will usually be sweeter.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jun 22 14:06:54 EST 2015

Steamed mussels with fennel, garlic and chorizo

Steamed mussels with fennel, garlic and chorizo.

Sweet and smoky paprika gives a spicy kick to a one-pan wonder. Grill some sourdough, rub with garlic and drizzle with olive oil for the perfect accompaniment to the mussel sauce.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jun 22 09:19:09 EST 2015

Warm salad of roast cauliflower, labna, olives and almonds

Warm salad of roast cauliflower, labne, olives and almonds.

This warm salad traces its pedigree to the Middle East. As well as labna - a thick, cheese-like yoghurt - soft cheeses such as ricotta work well in the salad.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jun 22 09:18:56 EST 2015

Pear, celeriac and walnut salad

Pear, celeriac and walnut salad.

This simple and crunchy salad, utilising autumn / winter produce, makes a great side for savoury tarts and pies.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jun 15 09:12:14 EST 2015

Cheddar and onion tart

Savoury tarts are the ulitmate meal solution; simple, tasty crowd-pleasers that can be served up at any time of day.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jun 15 09:10:43 EST 2015

Beef, mushroom and ale stew

Take off your coat, put on the oven and prepare to warm yourself from the inside out with this full-bodied stew.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jun 15 07:45:03 EST 2015

Spicy lamb and vegetable soup with chickpeas

Spicy lamb and vegetable soup.

This is a soup that will warm you through and through. If you're in a hurry, use tinned chickpeas. Alternatively, you can also make this soup with cooked white beans, borlotti beans or lentils.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jun 08 09:18:46 EST 2015

Fragrant poached chicken and spiced rice

Stave off the winter's chill with this aromatic rice dish. Feeding a crowd? To make the chicken rice into a banquet, serve with minted yoghurt, tabouli, hummus and some flat bread.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jun 08 08:01:21 EST 2015

Rare roast beef salad with carpaccio dressing

This salad was inspired by the original carpaccio recipe from Harry's Bar in Venice. Prep a little premium beef and mobilise the parmesan and piquant capers and the intense pleasures of this salad...

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jun 01 14:39:24 EST 2015

Strozzapreti pasta with roast pumpkin, feta and pine nuts

Here's a simple, healthy but most importantly tasty dinner idea, suitable for vegetarians: Some al dente pasta, a sprinkling of tangy goat's feta, the crunch of pine nuts and the sweetness of...

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jun 01 07:45:36 EST 2015

Roast parsnips with mint gremolata

I'm a massive fan of parsnips. They have an earthy sweetness that is so delicious and my favourite way to eat them is either roasted, as they are here, or boiled, pureed with butter and served with...

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue May 26 15:32:23 EST 2015

Beef with fennel caponata

cr: William Meppem
recipe - Beef with fennel caponata

Classic caponata is a Sicilian dish, usually a dice of eggplant (sauteed with celery, onion, and garlic) with a sweet-sour sauce, and often with dried fruit and pinenuts.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue May 26 15:15:49 EST 2015

Neil Perry's beef with fennel caponata and roast parsnips with mint gremolata

Beef with fennel caponata.

Make the most of your roast with a classic caponata - a sweet-sour Sicilian relish.

Good Food | Neil Perry | Tue May 26 00:00:00 EST 2015

Seared tuna salad with sesame dressing

Add some spice to your salad with traditional Japanese flavours and a touch of Chinese fusion.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon May 25 10:44:59 EST 2015

Korean spice-rubbed chicken

Korean spice-rubbed chicken.

Plug in a few traditional Korean spices and they'll rapidly rev up the flavour of fresh ingredients such as chicken.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon May 25 07:16:37 EST 2015

Vanilla, prune and Armagnac tart

Indulge on the weekend or impress at a dinner party with this rich yet simple tart.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon May 18 15:10:20 EST 2015

Pan-fried pork cutlet with apple, fennel, watercress and radish salad

Pan-fried pork cutlets with apple, fennel and radish salad.

Bring some crackling goodness into your menu. You can remove the rind and barbecue these chops; they are delicious when slightly smoky.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon May 18 07:09:13 EST 2015