Neil Perry

Neil Perry

Chef and Good Weekend columnist

Yucatan grilled king prawns with avocado salsa

Yucatan-style grilled king prawns with avocado jalapeno salsa.

Make your next barbecue mouth-watering with this Mexican-style prawn-and-salsa dish. For a more filling meal, serve the prawns with some warm tortillas and a shredded cabbage and cucumber salad...

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 01 14:45:10 EST 2015

Roast turkey with prune and macadamia nut stuffing

This is a delicious way to keep the turkey breast moist; I always stuff under the skin rather than in the cavity, I think it adds more flavour as well.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 01 13:08:35 EST 2015

Talking turkey: Top chefs' fresh take on Christmas lunch

Festive feast: Neil Perry's roast turkey with Prune and Macadamia nut stuffing.

Jill Dupleix and our three wise men have given the classics a twist, creating a festive feast with a gentle Australian accent.

Cook | Neil Perry, Jill Dupleix, Adam Liaw and Dan Lepard | Tue Dec 01 00:15:00 EST 2015

Pork and lemon meatball skewers

Give the barbie a break from the steaks - max out that grill with mouth-watering meatballs. Make sure the mince you buy is not too lean or the meatballs may dry out on the barbecue.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Nov 23 11:57:05 EST 2015

Barbecue chicken, corn and baby cos salad with ranch dressing

Barbecue chicken, corn and baby cos salad

Delicious barbecued chook is the star of this substantial salad, complemented by homemade ranch dressing.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Nov 17 10:33:14 EST 2015

Salad of crab, raw asparagus and lemon with roast garlic crème fraiche

Salad of crab, raw asparagus and lemon with roast garlic creme

'Tis the season for salads to spring into action. Just add a suitable hero ingredient; in this case, crab meat.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Nov 17 09:56:59 EST 2015

Veal saltimbocca with Roman-style gnocchi

Veal saltimbocca

Veal saltimbocca well deserves its status as a classic of Italian cuisine, and truly lives up to its literal translation, "Jump in the mouth".

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Nov 10 10:50:09 EST 2015

Spring minestrone with bacon, pesto, asparagus and broad beans

Neil Perry's spring vegetable minestrone.

The Italians know how to make the most of sweet spring vegetables so take a tip and turn a favourite winter soup into a spring meal. Home-made pesto makes all the difference in this bright minestrone.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Nov 09 10:24:04 EST 2015

Zucchini, broad bean and mint salad with cured ham

Zucchini, broad bean and mint salad with cured ham

Fresh mint pairs wonderfully with ham and spring greens to make a delicious and refreshing salad.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Nov 03 13:48:45 EST 2015

Seared scallops and asparagus with white beans

Served with seared scallops, beans and asparagus make a sublime, substantial base for fresh flavour.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Nov 03 13:17:20 EST 2015

Salt and pepper squid with aioli

Fiery salt and pepper squid.

Keep everyone happy with irresistible salt and pepper squid. The Sichuan peppercorns - available at Asian grocers - leave a delicious tingle on the tongue.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Oct 27 10:22:44 EST 2015

Chinese recipes from Neil Perry's Spice Temple

Neil Perry's pork dumplings with Sichuan sauce.

By changing their nature while respecting their heritage, Neil Perry makes Chinese dishes his own. Here is an extract from his latest cookbook, Spice Temple.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Oct 27 00:15:00 EST 2015

Spice marinated fried chicken

Spice marinated fried chicken.

Keep everyone happy with finger-lickin' chicken. Share the love, but get in quick. The aioli is well-suited to this dish, but is an optional add-on. This spice rub also works with quail.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Oct 26 14:37:59 EST 2015

Lamb kofta with muhammara

Neil Perry's lamb kofta with muhammara

Fancy something savoury? Be tempted by easy-to-prepare lamb kofta, accompanied by muhammara, an addictively spicy red pepper dip.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Oct 20 11:57:18 EST 2015

Spinach hotcakes and greens with feta, olives and almonds

Spinach hotcakes with greens and feta.

These spinach hotcakes are a perfect 'anytime-of-day' sort of meal. For non-vegetarians, they are really nice with smoked salmon on them and a herb salad.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Oct 19 09:32:21 EST 2015

Kingfish sashimi with sesame ponzu dressing

Traditional Japanese flavours come to the fore in this delicate sashimi dish. It is best served as part of a shared meal.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Oct 13 11:12:33 EST 2015

Warm steak salad with spicy soy and ginger sauce

Japanese flavours take command in this simple, quick-to-prepare dish.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Oct 13 10:41:26 EST 2015

Strawberry and cream shortcakes

Strawberry and cream shortcakes.

The beautiful thing about berries is you don't have to do much to them. These shortcakes are a great alternative to scones and jam and allow the fresh strawberries to shine.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Oct 05 13:19:09 EST 2015

Whole snapper roasted with herbs and potato

Whole snapper roasted with herbs and chat potatoes.

This impressive dinner is actually very simple to prepare. If you don't like the idea of whole fish you could use a large fish fillet - it will take even less time to cook (just blanch the potatoes...

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Oct 05 07:40:37 EST 2015

Soft-boiled eggs with beetroot, carrot and parsley salad

Beetroot salad.

This salad is satisfying on so many levels - serve to share or dish it up as a main in its own right.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Sep 28 09:29:45 EST 2015