Neil Perry

Neil Perry

Chef and Good Weekend columnist

Baby back ribs with barbecue sauce

Baby back ribs

Fire up the barbecue for these tender smoky ribs. The recipe uses ancho chilli, a milder-style chilli used in Mexican cooking.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jan 27 12:21:51 EST 2015

Broccolini, bean and sesame salad

This simple salad gets a flavour boost from a tahini-based dressing that works well with any vegetable: use a combination of your favourites or whatever you find in the market.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jan 20 11:44:38 EST 2015

Miso-crusted ocean trout with stir-fried brown rice and nori

Miso-crusted ocean trout

This trout recipe is a great way to make a healthy meal with brown rice very tasty. The miso marinade works well with any fish, scallops or prawns or - if you want to go all out - lobster.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Jan 20 11:24:15 EST 2015

Warm steak salad with chipotle dressing

Warm steak salad with chipotle dressing.

Here's a great lunch or light dinner idea, made punchy with some Mexican-inspired flavours. For a full-sized dinner, serve with quesadillas (see below) or tacos.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 23 12:32:02 EST 2014

Bean quesadillas with corn salsa

Bean quesadillas with corn salsa.

Liven up the table and the taste buds with this lovely Mexican-inspired dish; easy to make, very easy to enjoy.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 23 12:32:21 EST 2014

Spice-roasted chicken

Spice-roasted chicken

This is a lovely, simple Middle Eastern-inspired dish that, with the addition of a few spices, becomes really tasty. It's also great with a teaspoon of mild chilli flakes added to the mix.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 16 10:41:24 EST 2014

Roast eggplant with pine nuts, basil and saffron garlic yoghurt

Roast eggplant

This vegetarian dish is inspired by the simple flavours of the Middle East. I also like to add tea-plumped raisins to the eggplant; this gives it a wonderful sweetness and works well with the pine...

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 16 10:13:07 EST 2014

Spice-roasted chicken

Fresh spices add a wonderful fragrance to this simple Middle Eastern-inspired dish.

Good Food | Neil Perry | Mon Dec 15 23:30:00 EST 2014

Duck sang choi bao

Duck sang choi bao.

These sang choi bao are a great way to get a party started. If duck is not to your taste, you can make it with chicken or quail, or even minced lamb or beef.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Dec 15 14:28:55 EST 2014

Black pepper tofu with eggplant


We whip out the wok and visit China for delicious inspiration for this spicy dish, ideal for serving as part of a banquet. The eggplant is great with asparagus added.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Dec 15 08:00:23 EST 2014

Scampi crudo with orange, pistachio and mint

Here's a fresh, colourful, minimal-fuss idea to get a summer feast or Christmas lunch started. You can replace the scampi with sashimi-grade fish such as hiramasa kingfish or, if your prefer your...

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 09 10:54:13 EST 2014

Cabbage and parmesan salad

Cabbage and parmesan salad.

This salad is extremely versatile and has the right amount of flavour and crunch. Take it on a picnic, use it to add complexity to a sandwich or serve it as a simple side in a great family feast.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 09 10:47:40 EST 2014

Crispy potatoes with capsicum

Crispy potatoes with capsicum.

Every great feast needs a perfect side of potatoes. This flavour-packed roast dish fits the bill.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 09 10:41:40 EST 2014

Barbecued chicken with salsa verde

Barbecued chicken with salsa verde.

This chicken fits the bill for a minimal-fuss solution to a Christmas or other special-occasion feast centrepiece. A great salsa verde needs the best available anchovies. Ortiz is an excellent option.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 09 10:36:49 EST 2014

Cassata with sponge, ricotta filling and marzipan

Neil Perry's cassata.

You can prepare this amazing cassata the day before you serve it. It's a bit of work but a lot of fun to make and it's worth the effort and "wow" factor.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Dec 08 08:48:53 EST 2014

Cherries with mascarpone sabayon

Cherries are Christmas to me, and they star in this dessert, though you can add white peaches, nectarines, apricots, mango - any or all the wonderful fruit we have at this time of the year.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 02 00:00:00 EST 2014

Grilled corn puree with parmesan and basil

Grilled corn puree.

Looking for some simple sides this Christmas? Pair this sweet and creamy corn dish with tomatoes sliced and dressed with olive oil and a good balsamic or red wine vinegar and a beautiful green salad...

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Dec 01 14:42:16 EST 2014

Butterflied roast turkey with chestnut, herb and bread stuffing

There's no guesswork with the timing and no slaving over a hot oven with this simple turkey roast. It's a traditional turkey Christmas lunch with stuffing, but there's no gravy and it uses the best...

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Dec 01 14:36:49 EST 2014

Tapas-style grilled asparagus

Tapas-style grilled asparagus.

Take a culinary journey to Spain with delicious in-season asparagus served tapas-style. Alteratively, instead of using olives and almonds in this dish, you can use preserved anchovies or fried capers.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Dec 01 08:47:32 EST 2014

Marinated tuna with caramelised onions and oloroso sherry

Marinated tuna with caramelised onions and oloroso sherry

Give tuna steak a Spanish spin with a dash of oloroso sherry. You can replace the tuna with swordfish or even diced chicken.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Dec 01 07:38:28 EST 2014