Neil Perry

Neil Perry

Chef and Good Weekend columnist

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

Corn fritters with jalapeno butter and heirloom tomato salad

Corn fritters with jalapeno butter.

For fritters with a sting in the tail, try this chilli-lovers' recipe featuring jalapenos. They're great with mashed avocado, bacon and a poached egg for breakfast.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Feb 01 12:26:19 EST 2016

Marinated blue-eye in banana leaf

Lemongrass and herb marinated blue eye in banana leaf.

Need inspiration for your next summer barbie? Plate up a modern, multicultural main. Banana leaves add a mellow, smoky flavour to barbecued fish, whether individual fillets or whole fish such as...

Cook | Neil Perry | Wed Jan 27 15:43:47 EST 2016

Barbecued T-bone steak with home-made barbecue sauce

T-bone steak with barbecue sauce.

This is really all about doing the simple things well. Go to a butcher and get them to cut big T-bones for you; if it's dry-aged beef, even better.

Cook | Neil Perry | Wed Jan 27 13:25:47 EST 2016

Fried onion rings

Fried onion rings.

These make a great side to a steak, dipped in barbecue sauce. I'm not a fan of thin onion rings as I think it then becomes more about the batter.

Cook | Neil Perry | Wed Jan 27 13:25:29 EST 2016

Passionfruit pavlova

Neil Perry's passionfruit pavlova.

What could be more Australian than pav with passionfruit? You can also add sliced stone fruit such as peaches, nectarines and plums.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Jan 23 00:00:00 EST 2016

Tuna tartare, Moroccan eggplant and cumin mayo

The earthy flavours of Moroccan-style eggplant team brilliantly with tuna tartare. Make sure you source a well-rounded and flavoursome chilli oil to finish the tuna dish.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jan 19 14:06:21 EST 2016

Barbecued rib-eye marinated with baharat

Make the most of barbecued rib-eye with a delicious Middle Eastern spice rub.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jan 18 10:43:52 EST 2016

Pork and prawn donburi

Pork and prawn donburi.

Donburi means simply 'rice bowl dish'. The variations are endless, any meat, fish or vegetables are welcome.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Dec 21 15:52:11 EST 2015