Neil Perry

Neil Perry

Chef and Good Weekend columnist

Roast pork with mustard cream sauce

Roast pork with mustard cream.

The great thing about pork shoulder is that it has more fat and connective tissue than, say, a loin, and is therefore much easier to cook without fear of it drying out.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Mar 29 13:34:44 EST 2016

Seafood pie with potato crust

Seafood pie with potato crust.

This offering is simple, but sustaining. You can make it lighter if you cover the top with a store-bought puff pastry lid instead of potato. Make sure you egg-wash the top so it goes golden brown.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Mar 29 12:29:08 EST 2016

Hot cross bun and butter pudding with apples and spice

Hot cross bun pudding with apple.

A great way to use up any leftover hot cross buns during Easter. If you're not yet sick of chocolate, add some dark chocolate buttons when layering the pudding.

Cook | Neil Perry | Fri Mar 25 16:41:06 EST 2016

Korean slow-cooked pork belly wraps

DIY dining: Korean pork belly ssam.

These delicious wraps are great for dinner-time get-togethers. Serve with rice, sauces, vegetable accompaniments and lettuce leaves and encourage guests to make their own wraps at the table.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Mar 22 15:49:00 EST 2016

Fried chicken wings with honey and sesame glaze

Chicken wings.

Chicken wings glazed with honey and sesame will disappear before your very eyes. Soaking the chicken wings in brine first helps to keep the meat moist, tender and full of flavour.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Mar 22 13:57:49 EST 2016

Plum and hazelnut tart

Early Autumn is the perfect time of year to celebrate sweet treats with a decadent, nutty plum tart.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Mar 15 14:35:32 EST 2016

Roast lamb rack with peperonata

It's the season to start thinking about roasting meat, and what better way to begin than with a luscious lamb rack? Peperonata is great with any barbecued or roasted meat, poultry or fish.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Mar 15 14:30:29 EST 2016

Chicken 'risotto' with lemon-caper sauce

'Risotto' with chicken, lemon and capers.

It's all about good company: lemon and capers bring a new dimension to this chicken dish. The name "risotto" here is just a play on how the dish finally looks - the orzo pasta looks like rice.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Mar 08 14:21:32 EST 2016

Crumbed veal steaks with olive and pistachio pesto

Neil Perry's pistachio-crumbed veal.

Crumbing the veal after marinating it gives the meat a nice texture in this dish, but you could do it scallopini-style by coating the chops lightly in flour instead of breadcrumbs.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Mar 08 14:21:56 EST 2016

Vanilla bean zabaglione with berries

Summer berries accompany this zabaglione, although you could use any sliced stone fruit as an alternative. You can put any sweet wine in the zabaglione to create the French variation: a sabayon.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Mar 01 13:07:11 EST 2016

Italian chicken with capsicum and summer tomatoes

Italian chicken with capsicum and summer tomatoes

The best tomatoes come out in late summer, so it's a good time to make this chicken dish - and to use tomatoes in salads often.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Mar 01 12:57:43 EST 2016

Green bean mimosa

For this side dish, make sure the beans are bright and vibrant, without blemishes or marks. Sometimes they will dehydrate if picked too long ago.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Mar 01 12:33:55 EST 2016

Blue-eye with zucchini and herbs baked in paper

The aromas will pour out of the paper when your guests open the packets of blue-eye with zucchini and herbs baked in paper.

Cooking in paper is a great way to seal in flavours and aromas, and works with all sorts of proteins.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Mar 01 11:53:58 EST 2016

Salad of sautéed beef with cold rice noodles

Salad of sauteed beef with cold rice noodles.

The classic Vietnamese dipping sauce, nuoc cham, accompanies this zesty beef-based salad. When preparing the salad, cut the rump steak against the grain to make it more tender.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Feb 23 12:22:07 EST 2016

Roast duck rice paper rolls

Neil Perry's roast duck rice paper rolls.

These rice paper rolls are delicious as finger food or as part of an Asian feast. Rice paper rolls are best eaten as soon as they're made.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Feb 23 12:01:13 EST 2016

Green gazpacho with prawns

Green gazpacho with prawns

Chilled, light and refreshing, gazpacho makes the perfect summer soup. This version eschews the usual tomato base for green vegetables and herbs.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Feb 16 11:17:03 EST 2016

Wagyu bolognese with hand-cut pasta

Wagyu bolognese with hand-cut pasta.

Wagyu beef mince and home-made pasta transform a dinner-time standard into something special. The sauce is also great on toast or soft polenta.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Feb 16 10:53:51 EST 2016

Pork and chive dumplings with red vinegar sauce

Pork and chive dumplings with red vinegar sauce.

Eating dumplings is said to bring prosperity as they are shaped like an ingot, which represents wealth.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Feb 09 10:47:54 EST 2016

Crispy fried snapper with sweet and sour sauce

Crispy fried whole snapper with sweet and sour sauce,

Don't put the party hats away just yet, it's Chinese New Year. And what better way to celebrate than with festive fish? The Chinese word for fish sounds like the word for abundance.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Feb 09 10:11:26 EST 2016

Pulled pork and coleslaw burgers with chipotle mayo

Pulled pork and coleslaw burgers with chipotle mayonnaise.

The smokiness of chipotle helps make these burgers far from ordinary. You can substitute the pulled pork for slow-cooked lamb.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Feb 02 10:15:12 EST 2016