Good Food - Neil Perry

Neil Perry

Chef and Good Weekend columnist

Braised pork with water chestnuts

Food. Neil Perry's braised pork with water chestnuts.
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Salty and sweet balance each other out in this sticky Chinese pork dish.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Sep 17 11:02:26 EST 2012

Baked custards with salted caramel

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A glossy pudding contrasting salty and sweet to good effect.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Sep 17 11:01:56 EST 2012

Garden greens frittata

Garden greens frittata.

Seasonal spring greens bring this fresh frittata to life.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Sep 11 08:06:57 EST 2012

Cherry and yoghurt panna cotta with honeycomb

Cherry and yoghurt panna cotta with honeycomb.

Finish any meal on a high note with a panna cotta designed to dazzle.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Sep 11 08:03:17 EST 2012

Cream of asparagus soup with parmesan croutons

Cream of asparagus soup with parmesan croutons.

This delicious, velvety asparagus soup is relatively easy to whip up.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Sep 04 08:56:07 EST 2012

Veal escalopes with artichokes and prosciutto

Veal escalopes with artichokes and prosciutto.

Matching veal with artichokes makes the most of in-season spring produce.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Sep 04 08:55:59 EST 2012

Ricotta, chickpea and rocket salad with lemon-anchovy dressing

Ricotta, chickpea and rocket salad with lemon-anchovy dressing.

Welcome warmer weather with this fabulously fresh and simple salad.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Aug 25 16:57:39 EST 2012

Grilled chicken breast with cucumber and yoghurt relish

Grilled chicken breast with cucumber and yoghurt relish.

Chicken with relish is the perfect antidote to heavy winter fare.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Aug 25 16:53:04 EST 2012

Stir-fried mussels with red bean curd and chillies

Stir-fried mussels with red bean curd and chillies.

A hit of red bean curd jazzes up a simple mussel stir-fry.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Aug 18 16:09:25 EST 2012

Spicy stir-fried blue-eye trevalla with cashews

Spicy stir-fried blue-eye trevalla with cashews.

The crunch of cashews is the perfect way to enjoy this trevalla stir-fry.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Aug 18 16:05:24 EST 2012

Pear, almond and mascarpone tart

Pear and frangipane tart.

This fruit tart is the perfect sweet treat to end any good meal.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Aug 11 16:15:23 EST 2012

Spicy marjoram-and-thyme-marinated lamb cutlets with parsnip puree

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A little preparation - marinating lamb cutlets in herbs and chilli - is time well spent when the results are this satisfying.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Aug 11 16:15:35 EST 2012

Stir-fried spanner crab omelet

Omelet

This variation on my famous crab omelet is both quick and easy.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Aug 07 08:52:45 EST 2012

Sweet and sour pork

Pork

Classic sweet and sour is so tasty and simple.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Aug 07 08:52:35 EST 2012

Orecchiette in tuna ragout

Orecchiette in tuna ragout.

This simple seafood pasta overcomes the limitations of winter tomatoes.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jul 31 11:19:43 EST 2012

Penne with lobster and proscuitto

Penne with lobster and prosciutto.

This simple pasta makes do with tinned tomatoes and luxurious seafood.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jul 31 11:14:57 EST 2012

Leeks with soft-boiled eggs

Leeks with soft-boiled eggs and garlic vinaigrette.

This simple salad is great as a starter or shared as part of a family meal.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jul 24 12:26:48 EST 2012

Buffalo mozzarella, capsicum and onion salad

Buffalo mozzarella, capsicum and onion salad.

This delicious salad would also work with other cheeses, such as feta, burrata or fresh ricotta.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jul 24 12:26:47 EST 2012

Hot-and-sour oxtail

Hot-and-sour oxtail.

This traditional Asian dish will require a little extra shopping, but the result is worth it.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jul 17 10:42:25 EST 2012

Stir-fried rice noodles with chicken and squid

Stir-fried rice noodles with chicken and squid.

These Asian-style noodles are simple yet versatile.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jul 17 10:39:03 EST 2012