Good Food - Neil Perry

Neil Perry

Chef and Good Weekend columnist

Warm spicy prawn salad

Warm spicy prawn salad.

This spicy prawn salad also works well with chicken or pork mince. If you like it super spicy, roast a dry chilli till black, grind and add to the salad.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Sep 08 10:27:41 EST 2014

Roast pork belly red curry

Red pork belly curry.

Add some heat to the dinner table with this aromatic explosion of Asian flavours. You'll need a roast pork belly for this recipe, or, this curry is also great with roast chicken or duck.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Sep 08 07:38:24 EST 2014

Potato and leek gratin

Potatoes and leeks.

This is really a potato gratin with added flavours of leek and onion - add gruyere if you want to intensify the cheese flavour. I use a little flour to make a roux in this dish.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Sep 02 12:33:10 EST 2014

Braised lamb necks, pearl onions and garlic

Neil Perry recipe
Braised Lamb Necks pearl onions and garlic
Photograph by William Meppem Styling and food prep by Hannah Meppem

This is a classic braise that delivers very tasty and tender lamb with the punctuation of garlic and onions.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Sep 02 12:11:23 EST 2014

Orange and Grand Marnier custard

Orange and Gran Marnier custard.

A classic dessert gets an orange-infused twist. This Grand Marnier custard is a variation on creme caramel.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Sep 01 10:44:45 EST 2014

Prawn, squid ink and bacon paella

Paint it black: Prawn, squid ink and bacon paella.

The addition of squid ink puts a spin on a Spanish paella. Make sure you use a smoky bacon. Octopus can be easily substituted for the squid, if desired.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Sep 01 09:07:59 EST 2014

Roast leg of lamb with skordalia

Lamb roast.

This roast leg of lamb is so melt-in-the-mouth tender, you'll be hard-pressed to hold out until a special occasion - but it's well worth the wait.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Aug 26 10:08:01 EST 2014

Carrot, almond and macadamia cake

Apple, carrot and macadamia cake.

This cake is perfect by itself, but if you want to go right over the top, serve it with some really rich vanilla ice-cream.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Aug 25 09:52:38 EST 2014

Chocolate bavarois

Chocolate bavarois.

I like to serve this decadent dessert with whipped cream and seasonal berries on the side. Keep in mind that the quality of the chocolate you use will help determine the quality of the taste.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Aug 18 12:07:16 EST 2014

Smoked trout and beetroot salad with horseradish

Smoked trout and beetroot salad with horseradish

Intense flavours shine in this light and fresh salad. You can fold the horseradish through the creme fraiche to make a sauce or, if fresh is hard to get, use horseradish relish.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Aug 18 09:38:49 EST 2014

Stir-fried chicken and asparagus

Stir-fried chicken and asparagus.

Turn up the fire beneath your trusty wok for a simple yet delicious stir-fry. This is a very versatile recipe: you can use lamb, beef, prawn or fish rather than chicken.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Aug 12 11:18:24 EST 2014

Steamed snapper with black beans and salted chillies

Chilli snapper with black beans.

Go full steam ahead to chilli heaven with this simple steamed snapper dish. The salted chillies need to be prepared a couple of weeks in advance, but you could use fresh or dried chillies instead.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Aug 11 09:33:43 EST 2014

Fried eggplant with miso sauce

Fried eggplant with miso.

Miso eggplant is a Japanese favourite. When fried with the sake and sugar mix, the eggplant takes on a salty caramel type flavour.

Cook | Neil Perry | Wed Aug 06 09:34:58 EST 2014

Barbecue yakitori chicken

BBQ Yakitori Chicken

This Japanese-inspired dish is perfect with a bowl of rice and a miso soup on the side.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Aug 05 15:46:14 EST 2014

Tagine of squid and new potatoes

Neil Perry's squid tagine.

You can use any seafood you like in this tasty tagine that draws on the vibrant flavours of chermoula. Just adjust the cooking time, reducing it for fish or prawns.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Aug 04 14:08:18 EST 2014

Grilled pepper, olive and spice salad

Grilled pepper salad.

This salad is flavour-packed and aromatic to boost. Add yellow and green capsicums to the salad to create a lovely mix of colours, and add chopped anchovies and capers for an extra tasty kick.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Aug 04 14:07:11 EST 2014

Orange semolina cake

Orange semolina cake.

This fragrant, zesty cake is great served with lightly whipped cream and a dusting of icing sugar.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jul 28 12:53:23 EST 2014

Carrot soup with coriander yoghurt

Carrot soup with corainder yoghurt

This thick and creamy soup uses Middle Eastern spices and flavours to provide a wonderful antidote to winter's chill.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jul 28 07:45:24 EST 2014

Chocolate hazelnut tart

Chocolate hazelnut tart.

This tart is delicious with creme anglaise, or with a rich vanilla ice-cream. If you prefer individual tarts, use mini tart shells instead of one large one.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jul 21 09:05:39 EST 2014

Coq au vin

Coq au vin.

A rustic French classic, coq au vin (chicken with wine) is easy to make - but, like all good things, it does take a little time.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jul 21 09:04:26 EST 2014