Good Food - Neil Perry

Neil Perry

Chef and Good Weekend columnist

Beef and egg empanadas with pebre dipping sauce

Beef and egg empanadas.

Once you get the hang of it, these empanadas are easy to make. They're also really tasty with plain tomato sauce, but don't tell anyone we said that.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Nov 17 07:45:57 EST 2014

Pineapple, lime and ginger granita

Pineapple and lime granita.

It's hot out there. But relief is on the way in the form of a nice 'n' icy easy-peasy dessert. You can add another dimension to the granita by sprinkling crushed meringue on top.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Nov 11 10:47:35 EST 2014

Sichuan-style chicken stir-fry

Sichuan-style chicken stir-fry.

Sichuan pepper heats things up in this classic Chinese-style stir-fry. Add chopped fresh chillies or a spoon of chilli bean paste for extra bite. I also like it with snow peas or baby corn.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Nov 10 08:41:02 EST 2014

Crispy prawns with harissa mayonnaise

Spice up your next party with this delicious finger food prawn dish. If the harissa is a bit much for you, just use mayo with some tomato sauce and a big whack of Tabasco.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Nov 03 09:42:23 EST 2014

Beef sliders with bacon, gruyere and pickles with tomato jam

Beef sliders with gruyere.

Whether at a party, a picnic or simply snacking at home, this delicious finger food will have you coming back for more.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Nov 03 08:19:21 EST 2014

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