Neil Perry

Neil Perry

Chef and Good Weekend columnist

Salad of fresh figs with walnuts, goat’s curd and pomegranate vinaigrette

Salad of fresh figs with walnuts, goat's curd and pomegranate vinaigrette.

Figs are such a wonderful fruit; fantastic fresh with prosciutto or baked in a tart with frangipane cream and equally at home with grilled and roasted meat and poultry.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 02 14:27:55 EST 2015

Southern-style smoky chicken wings with goat's curd dressing

Southern smoky chicken wings with goats curd dressing.

Slow down, cowboy - take time out to prepare a little southern comfort food. It's well worth the wrangle. You'll need to brine the wings for two hours before cooking on the barbecue.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 02 09:53:21 EST 2015

Jalapeno and aged-cheddar corn bread

Jalapeno and aged chedder-cornbread.

Cornbread - traditionally served with barbecued food like ribs and pulled pork - is best served warm.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 02 09:53:38 EST 2015

Barbecued seafood with gochujang butter sauce

A few knockout condiments make it easy to give your next weekend barbie a serious kick. Gochujang will keep in the fridge and is great added to stir-fries.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Feb 24 15:55:01 EST 2015

Pork and kimchi fritters with spicy soy dipping sauce

This is a versatile recipe: Serve with some steamed rice, lettuce leaves, gochujang, more kimchi and some sliced onions and build a sandwich for a meal in its own right.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Feb 23 08:30:36 EST 2015

Raspberry and yoghurt mousse cake

Raspberry and yoghurt mousse cake.

Combining good looks and substance, this cake's velvety texture is sweetened by luscious summer fruit.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Feb 16 14:58:32 EST 2015

Goat's curd tart with heirloom tomato salad

Neil Perry's goat's curd tart.

These velvety tarts have a delicious tang thanks to summer's tomatoes. Heirloom tomatoes should be at their absolute best if summer is behaving.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Feb 16 14:54:08 EST 2015

Lobster sandwiches

Lobster sandwiches for Valentine's.

Make life a little less ordinary this Valentine's Day with these simple but luxurious finger sandwiches.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Feb 09 09:15:24 EST 2015

White peach bellini cocktails

Peach cocktail (peach blini).

Here' s a simple, seasonal and refreshing idea to get your romantic night started this Valentine's Day.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Feb 09 09:14:47 EST 2015

Pan-fried salmon with cucumber and radish relish

Here's a simple midweek salmon dish, but feel free to replace the salmon with your favourite fish. I like the cucumber relish with a diced avocado folded through.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Feb 09 06:59:47 EST 2015

Grilled lemongrass beef rice-paper rolls

Vietnamese wraps make a table-side choose-your-own-adventure: serve up a few fab fillings and let guests do the rest. DIY-delicious.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Feb 02 10:30:59 EST 2015

Crisp rice pancake with prawn and pork stuffing

Vietnamese crisp rice pancake with combination stuffing.

Vietnamese wraps make a table-side choose-your-own-adventure: serve up a few fab fillings and let guests do the rest. DIY-delicious.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Feb 02 10:29:33 EST 2015

Huevos rancheros

Heuvos rancheros

This Mexican classic makes a really cracking breakfast for a weekend treat. Serve the eggs with soft tortillas.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jan 27 13:48:27 EST 2015

Baby back ribs with barbecue sauce

Baby back ribs

Fire up the barbecue for these tender smoky ribs. The recipe uses ancho chilli, a milder-style chilli used in Mexican cooking.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jan 27 12:21:51 EST 2015

Broccolini, bean and sesame salad

This simple salad gets a flavour boost from a tahini-based dressing that works well with any vegetable: use a combination of your favourites or whatever you find in the market.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jan 20 11:44:38 EST 2015

Miso-crusted ocean trout with stir-fried brown rice and nori

This trout recipe is a great way to make a healthy meal with brown rice very tasty. The miso marinade works well with any fish, scallops or prawns or - if you want to go all out - lobster.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jan 20 11:24:15 EST 2015

Warm steak salad with chipotle dressing

Warm steak salad with chipotle dressing.

Here's a great lunch or light dinner idea, made punchy with some Mexican-inspired flavours. For a full-sized dinner, serve with quesadillas (see below) or tacos.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 23 12:32:02 EST 2014

Bean quesadillas with corn salsa

Bean quesadillas with corn salsa.

Liven up the table and the taste buds with this lovely Mexican-inspired dish; easy to make, very easy to enjoy.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 23 12:32:21 EST 2014

Spice-roasted chicken

Spice-roasted chicken

This is a lovely, simple Middle Eastern-inspired dish that, with the addition of a few spices, becomes really tasty. It's also great with a teaspoon of mild chilli flakes added to the mix.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 16 10:41:24 EST 2014

Roast eggplant with pine nuts, basil and saffron garlic yoghurt

Roast eggplant

This vegetarian dish is inspired by the simple flavours of the Middle East. I also like to add tea-plumped raisins to the eggplant; this gives it a wonderful sweetness and works well with the pine...

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 16 10:13:07 EST 2014