Good Food - Neil Perry

Neil Perry

Chef and Good Weekend columnist

Vegetarian party food recipes from Neil Perry

Cauliflower fritters.

Vegetarian finger-foods tasty enough to tempt the most committed carnivore.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Jun 07 03:00:01 EST 2014

Fennel and blood orange salad

This zesty autumnal salad has plenty of flavour, but it can be bolstered with thinly sliced artichoke, and parsley and chives can be added if desired, too.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jun 02 12:13:51 EST 2014

Meatballs and eggs in spicy tomato sauce

Meatballs and eggs in spicy tomato sauce.

Bite-size meatballs with eggs pack a powerful flavour punch. Make the meatballs ahead of time and refigerate to make life easy.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jun 02 12:09:11 EST 2014

Neil Perry's meatball tagine

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Bite-size meatballs with eggs pack a punch, while a zesty salad adds a fresh touch.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat May 31 03:00:01 EST 2014

Pork and pea ragu

This ragu tastes great with most meats, such as lamb, beef or chicken. Just adjust the cooking times. Serve it with soft polenta, rice or steamed potatoes.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon May 26 12:07:11 EST 2014

Marinated pork cutlets with green papaya salad

Marinating requires a little forward planning, but you'll be richly rewarded for the extra effort. Any meat, in particular chicken or some lovely white flaky fish, can be marinated instead of the...

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon May 26 12:06:35 EST 2014

A versatile ragu

Versatile pork and pea ragu.

Marinating requires a little forward planning, but you'll be richly rewarded for the extra effort.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat May 24 03:00:01 EST 2014

Vietnamese chicken and prawn coleslaw

The humble chook is at its best shredded in a fresh Asian salad. You can poach some chicken for the Vietnamese salad, but I like that it is so quick when someone else has done some of the work.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon May 19 10:37:15 EST 2014

Butterflied roast chicken with chipotle-lentil sauce

Roast chicken with chipotle-lentil sauce.

Butterflied and roasted, the humble chook has never tasted so good. Be sure not to overcook the roast chicken; as long as the breast is perfect, you can fix the rest.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon May 19 10:29:52 EST 2014

Neil Perry's Vietnamese coleslaw with prawn and roast chicken with chipotle-lentil sauce

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Birds of paradise: Be it butterflied and roasted or shredded in a salad, the humble chook has never tasted so good.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat May 17 03:00:01 EST 2014

Slow-braised shoulder of lamb with aioli

Slow-braised shoulder of lamb.

I love this method of cooking lamb. It develops a deep, rich flavour and melts in the mouth; aioli is the perfect complement to the rich meat and helps cut the richness a little.

Cook | Neil Perry | Wed May 14 13:32:46 EST 2014

Sauteed brussels sprouts with browned butter

Sauteed brussels sprouts with browned butter.

This simple method of cooking sprouts in a pan with water is great for any vegetable. Just cook till tender and saute in olive oil as the water evaporates.

Cook | Neil Perry | Wed May 14 13:32:51 EST 2014

Neil Perry's slow-braised shoulder of lamb

Slow-braised shoulder of lamb.

I love this method of cooking lamb. It develops a deep, rich flavour and melts in the mouth.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue May 13 03:00:00 EST 2014

Stir-fried Korean beef with cucumber

Spicy gochujang paste adds a flavour-cick to this beef stir-fry, which can be served with steamed rice to make a fill meal. Fold through some chopped kimchi at the end to add another dimension.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon May 12 10:55:24 EST 2014

Korean-style seafood stew

A staple of Korean cuisine, spicy gochujang paste, ramps up this seafood hotpot. It isn't crazy hot, although it is spicy.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon May 12 10:55:26 EST 2014

Neil Perry's Korean seafood stew and stir-fried beef with cucumber

Neil Perry's stir-fried beef with cucumber.

Seoul'd out: A staple of Korean cuisine ramps up a seafood hotpot and a stir-fry.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat May 10 03:00:01 EST 2014

Chocolate cake with ganache

Chocolate cake wioth ganache.

Falling temperatures refocus attention on traditional pleasures - think decadent chocolate desserts. This is more like a mud cake than a traditional chocolate cake.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon May 05 10:05:20 EST 2014

Minestrone soup with legumes and bacon

Neil Perry's minestrone with beans and chickpeas.

This winter soup is super quick to make as the legumes are already cooked. A great addition for the soup is pesto or thinly sliced prosciutto folded through.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon May 05 10:03:59 EST 2014

Neil Perry's comfort food: Minestrone soup and chocolate cake

Minestrone soup.

Slow-cooked, filling soups and decadent chocolate desserts.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat May 03 03:00:01 EST 2014

Chicken cacciatore

A simple hunter-style chicken dish is great, as it's just set and forget. All the time is in the slow cooking. I love olives in it, although they're not really traditional.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Apr 28 15:56:20 EST 2014