Good Food - Neil Perry

Neil Perry

Chef and Good Weekend columnist

Mix master

King prawn and green pawpaw salad with nam jim dressing

Neil Perry’s sweet and salty king prawn and green pawpaw salad, plus jasmine custard.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Mar 30 04:00:01 EST 2013

Guacamole

guac-and-salsa

Neil Perry heads down Mexico way for a recipe that's simple, fresh and tasty.

Cook | Neil Perry | Fri Mar 29 16:20:37 EST 2013

Mexican salsa

guac-and-salsa

Neil Perry heads down Mexico way for this simple and classic salsa recipe.

Cook | Neil Perry | Fri Mar 29 16:14:25 EST 2013

Soft tacos with smoky shredded pork

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Neil Perry heads down Mexico way for a taco fiesta.

Cook | Neil Perry | Fri Mar 29 16:03:59 EST 2013

Mex appeal: it's a taco fiesta!

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Down Mexico way with Neil Perry’s soft tacos, salsa and guacamole.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Mar 23 04:00:01 EST 2013

Almond biscuits

Neil Perry's almond biscuits.

The little almond biscuits are wonderful served with zabaglione or crumbled over rich vanilla ice-cream. Accompany with a sweet dessert wine or espresso.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 18 10:16:25 EST 2013

Lamb ragout

Food. Neil Perry's lamb ragout.
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Instead of mashed potato, the lamb ragout can be served with soft polenta. The ragout also makes a perfect pasta sauce when served with penne finished with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 18 10:08:33 EST 2013

Hearty Italian-style stew

Neil Perry's almond biscuits.

You'll want to wolf down this hearty Italian-style braise.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Mar 16 04:00:01 EST 2013

Thyme roasted mushrooms

Thyme roasted mushrooms.

These mushrooms are yummy with eggs, but just as nice on toast by themselves. Good old field mushrooms make a nice substitute for the Swiss browns, and produce a delicious, rich black juice, too.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 11 10:38:59 EST 2013

Sunday night eggs

Sunday dinner eggs.

Eggs aren't just for brekkie - they can also form the basis for a simple, hearty evening meal. Use quality free-range or organic eggs and you'll taste the difference - as well as see the difference...

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 11 10:32:55 EST 2013

Over easy

Sunday dinner eggs.

Eggs and mushies aren't just for brekkie - they can also form the basis for a simple, hearty evening meal.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Mar 09 09:53:04 EST 2013

Steamed lemon chicken

Steamed lemon chicken.

To create an Asian banquet, serve the lemon chicken with rice, simple steamed greens, chilli sauce on the side and your favourite stir-fry.

Cook | Neil Perry | Thu Mar 07 14:34:43 EST 2013

Thai-style squid salad

Thai-style squid salad.

In the salad, the squid could easily be replaced by prawns, fish, chicken, beef or pork.

Cook | Neil Perry | Thu Mar 07 14:22:31 EST 2013

Moroccan orange tart with mascarpone

Moroccan orange tart.

This tangy tart can be served with mascarpone, or with yoghurt or yoghurt ice-cream.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 04 08:13:09 EST 2013

Za'atar crusted lamb fillet with skordalia

Za'atar crusted lamb fillet with skordalia

Za'atar is a Middle-Eastern herb-and-spice mix consisting mainly of dried oregano, salt and sesame seeds. It's great in crusts and marinades, and fantastic with yoghurt as a dip for bread.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 04 08:10:08 EST 2013

Lamb and potatoes play to a different tune

Za'atar crusted lamb fillet with skordalia

Za'atar is a Middle-Eastern herb-and-spice mix and is great in crusts and marinades, and fantastic with yoghurt as a dip for bread.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Mar 02 04:00:01 EST 2013

Eastern promise

Steamed lemon chicken.

Neil Perry's Asian banquet featured a Thai-style squid salad and steamed lemon chicken.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Feb 23 04:00:01 EST 2013

My Mexican mayonnaise

My Mexican mayonnaise.

Serve as part of a Mexican feast.

Cook | Neil Perry | Fri Feb 22 13:41:55 EST 2013

Marinated lamb cutlets with pumpkin puree

Lamb cutlets with pumpkin purée

Lamb and mint is a classic combination, but add a little something extra and the flavours take on a whole new dimension.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Feb 18 09:27:41 EST 2013

Strawberry and yoghurt cake

Strawberry and yoghurt cake.

The cake is the perfect ending to a lengthy dinner. Use any berries, and replace yoghurt with cream if you prefer.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Feb 18 09:26:49 EST 2013