Good Food - Neil Perry

Neil Perry

Chef and Good Weekend columnist

Lamb ragout

Food. Neil Perry's lamb ragout.
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Instead of mashed potato, the lamb ragout can be served with soft polenta. The ragout also makes a perfect pasta sauce when served with penne finished with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 18 10:08:33 EST 2013

Hearty Italian-style stew

Neil Perry's almond biscuits.

You'll want to wolf down this hearty Italian-style braise.

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

Thyme roasted mushrooms

Thyme roasted mushrooms.

These mushrooms are yummy with eggs, but just as nice on toast by themselves. Good old field mushrooms make a nice substitute for the Swiss browns, and produce a delicious, rich black juice, too.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 11 10:38:59 EST 2013

Sunday night eggs

Sunday dinner eggs.

Eggs aren't just for brekkie - they can also form the basis for a simple, hearty evening meal. Use quality free-range or organic eggs and you'll taste the difference - as well as see the difference...

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 11 10:32:55 EST 2013

Over easy

Sunday dinner eggs.

Eggs and mushies aren't just for brekkie - they can also form the basis for a simple, hearty evening meal.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Mar 09 09:53:04 EST 2013

Steamed lemon chicken

Steamed lemon chicken.

To create an Asian banquet, serve the lemon chicken with rice, simple steamed greens, chilli sauce on the side and your favourite stir-fry.

Cook | Neil Perry | Thu Mar 07 14:34:43 EST 2013

Thai-style squid salad

Thai-style squid salad.

In the salad, the squid could easily be replaced by prawns, fish, chicken, beef or pork.

Cook | Neil Perry | Thu Mar 07 14:22:31 EST 2013

Moroccan orange tart with mascarpone

Moroccan orange tart.

This tangy tart can be served with mascarpone, or with yoghurt or yoghurt ice-cream.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 04 08:13:09 EST 2013

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