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Neil Perry

Chef and Good Weekend columnist

Za'atar crusted lamb fillet with skordalia

Za'atar crusted lamb fillet with skordalia

Za'atar is a Middle-Eastern herb-and-spice mix consisting mainly of dried oregano, salt and sesame seeds. It's great in crusts and marinades, and fantastic with yoghurt as a dip for bread.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 04 08:10:08 EST 2013

Lamb and potatoes play to a different tune

Za'atar crusted lamb fillet with skordalia

Za'atar is a Middle-Eastern herb-and-spice mix and is great in crusts and marinades, and fantastic with yoghurt as a dip for bread.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Mar 02 04:00:01 EST 2013

Eastern promise

Steamed lemon chicken.

Neil Perry's Asian banquet featured a Thai-style squid salad and steamed lemon chicken.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Feb 23 04:00:01 EST 2013

My Mexican mayonnaise

My Mexican mayonnaise.

Serve as part of a Mexican feast.

Cook | Neil Perry | Fri Feb 22 13:41:55 EST 2013

Marinated lamb cutlets with pumpkin puree

Lamb cutlets with pumpkin purée

Lamb and mint is a classic combination, but add a little something extra and the flavours take on a whole new dimension.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Feb 18 09:27:41 EST 2013

Strawberry and yoghurt cake

Strawberry and yoghurt cake.

The cake is the perfect ending to a lengthy dinner. Use any berries, and replace yoghurt with cream if you prefer.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Feb 18 09:26:49 EST 2013

Twice the spice

Lamb cutlets with pumpkin purée

Lamb and mint is a classic combination, but add a little something extra and the flavours take on a whole new dimension.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Feb 16 04:00:01 EST 2013

Egg noodle salad with barbecue duck and hoisin dressing

Egg noodle salad with barbecue duck

Roast chicken and prawns are also good in the egg noodle salad.

Cook | Neil Perry | Thu Feb 14 14:31:21 EST 2013

Sesame prawn cutlets with honey soy sauce

Crunchy prawns with honey soy.

You can use ordinary breadcrumbs for the prawns, but the panko variety have a really great crunch. A little finely sliced pickled ginger is also great through the honey soy sauce.

Cook | Neil Perry | Thu Feb 14 13:52:00 EST 2013

Sweet, savoury and crunchy

Egg noodle salad with barbecue duck

Best of both worlds; crunchy prawns paired with honey soy and barbecue duck teamed with a hoisin dressing.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Feb 09 09:00:00 EST 2013

Tiramisu

Neil Perry tiramisu.

Here is my take on the classic Italian dessert, tiramisu. For something a little different, you can also prepare the tiramisu in individual coffee cups or martini glasses.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Feb 04 10:26:23 EST 2013

Veal involtini with herbed orzo

Neil Perry, beillisimo.

This traditional Sicilian main pairs beautifully with the herbed orzo, but it can also be served with soft polenta - plenty of butter in the polenta creates a beautiful creamy texture, and the...

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Feb 04 09:45:39 EST 2013

Roast tomato and oregano sauce

Roast tomato sauce.

This roast tomato sauce can be served with my veal involtini and herbed orzo (recipe links below), but tastes equally good tossed through any pasta and finished with grated percorino, or used in a...

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Feb 04 09:34:56 EST 2013

A taste of Italy

Neil Perry tiramisu.

Pair a traditional Sicilian main with a creamy modern treat for dessert – bellissimo!

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Feb 02 04:00:01 EST 2013

Raspberry and champagne jelly with spiced compote

Raspberry champage jelly.

This is a great summer-time dessert; use any fruit in the compote - just skin and dice it if it's stone fruit. The compote can also be served with panna cotta or ice-cream, rather the jelly.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jan 28 12:27:19 EST 2013

Baked zucchini with olives, capers and goat's cheese

Neil Perry's baked zucchini.

Serve in small ramekin dishes as part of a long lunch or dinner with friends.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jan 28 12:18:17 EST 2013

Braised fennel with orange

Braised fennel with orange.

Serve this fennel dish as part of a selection of courses over a long, relaxed lunch or dinner.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jan 28 12:11:17 EST 2013

Beef fillet with horseradish butter and mushrooms

Beef fillet with horseradish butter.

Absolutely anything goes well with horseradish butter. I use it on grilled chicken and salmon as well as beef fillet. Serve this dish as part of a long, leisurely lunch.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jan 28 12:05:25 EST 2013

Smoked ocean trout with quinoa and tomato salad

Smoked ocean trout with tomato salad

I'm a great fan of quinoa. It's perfect as the base of a roasted or grilled vegetable salad. This dish is great served as one of many for a long, relaxed meal, or alone as a light lunch.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Jan 28 11:49:28 EST 2013

A long lunch extravaganza

beef and mushrooms.

Settle into a fine leisurely lunch this weekend with five dishes to mull over.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Jan 26 04:00:01 EST 2013