Good Food - Neil Perry

Neil Perry

Chef and Good Weekend columnist

Chicken in crazy water

Chicken in magic water.

This simple Italian-inspired dish is a perfect way to enjoy summer.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jan 14 12:09:25 EST 2014

Spaghetti with prawns, clams and chilli

Spaghetti with prawns, clams and chilli.

This simple Italian-inspired dish is perfect for summer.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jan 14 12:00:11 EST 2014

Lamb with fennel, preserved lemon and olives

Lamb with fennel, preserved lemon and olives.

This lamb braise is best served with couscous or rice. A nice date and orange salad would be a welcome addition.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jan 07 14:36:04 EST 2014

Ouefs a la neige

Oeufs a la neige (meringues in custard).

Oeufs a la neige is French for "eggs in snow". In summer, try serving it with cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines or mangoes.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jan 07 14:35:50 EST 2014

Gratin Dauphionois

Gratin dauphinois.

This is a simple gratin that is very satisfying; make sure you cook it until the potatoes are meltingly tender.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Dec 23 15:06:07 EST 2013

Barbecue beef fillet with curry butter

Neil Perry's beef with curry butter.

Compound butters are a great addition to any meal. They can be frozen and then used on roasted, barbecued and sauteed meat or fish. The fillet can be replaced by sirloin, rib eye or even rump.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Dec 23 15:06:04 EST 2013

Asparagus, almonds and burnt butter

Asparagus, almonds and burnt butter.

This little dish is the perfect side-act to a roast chicken or turkey.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Dec 23 13:41:22 EST 2013

Christmas fruit with sauternes cream

Christmas fruit with sauternes cream.

I love this simple fruit dessert for Christmas. It's all about what is best in December, when we are blessed with an abundance of sweet and delicious summer fruits.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Dec 23 10:07:15 EST 2013

Neil Perry's barbecue beef with curry butter

Neil Perry's steak and curry sauce.

Revamp the traditional meat and potatoes medley with a buttery twist of herbs and exotic Indian spices.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Dec 21 04:00:01 EST 2013

Boiled corn with butter and chilli

Boiled corn with butter and chilli.

This spicy corn side is a great accompaniement to a roast turkey or chook at Christmas.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 17 16:02:31 EST 2013

Roast turkey with stuffing and sweet potato puree

Neil Perry's Christmas turkey and stuffing.

It's traditional, sure, but there's a simple reason why turkey with all the trimmings is such a hit at Christmas - it's so utterly delicious!

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 17 16:02:37 EST 2013

Poached chicken and seafood pasta recipes from Neil Perry

Chicken in magic water.

Chicken in crazy water: Neil Perry tries his hand at a traditional Italian poaching methods.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Dec 14 04:00:01 EST 2013

Chargrilled baby octopus with olives and hand-pounded pesto

Chargrilled baby octopus with olives and hand-pounded pesto.

The octopus can be replaced with other seafood, and roast chicken also makes a handy substitute.

Cook | Neil Perry | Fri Dec 13 16:18:12 EST 2013

Grilled aged rib-eye with Bearnaise sauce

Grilled aged rib-eye with Bearnaise sauce.

Whether it's over wood, charcoal or gas, chargrilling gives a lovely, smoky flavour to your favourite seafood or steak.

Cook | Neil Perry | Fri Dec 13 16:08:48 EST 2013

Neil Perry's Christmas turkey with all the trimmings

Neil Perry's Christmas turkey and stuffing.

There's a simple reason why turkey with all the trimmings is such a hit at Christmas - it's so utterly delicious!

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Dec 07 04:00:01 EST 2013

Recipes from Neil Perry's Simply Good Food

Simply Good Food, by Neil Perry, Murdoch Books, $49.99.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 03 09:17:40 EST 2013

Neil Perry's crispy chicken legs and spicy beef and tofu

Crispy Chinese-style chicken legs.

Crisp, sweet chicken meets soft, spicy tofu. It's a hot and heady match, hard to resist. Let the banquet begin!

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Nov 30 04:00:01 EST 2013

A simple lamb braise by Neil Perry

Lamb with fennel, preserved lemon and olives.

This versatile recipe is what you make it; add dates, dried apricots, almonds - whatever takes your fancy.

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

Raspberry and vanilla bavarois

Raspberry and vanilla bavarois.

To make this beautiful dessert even more special, puree a punnet of raspberries to make a lovely coulis that can be served with the bavarois (also known as Bavarian cream).

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Nov 19 13:23:56 EST 2013

Crispy skin salmon with braised white beans

Crispy skin salmon with braised white beans

This is the perfect way to eat salmon. Silky on the inside yet crispy on the out, salmon gets grounded by the earthy addition of white beans.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Nov 19 12:57:53 EST 2013