Neil Perry's recipes

Neil Perry.
Neil Perry.

Neil Perry runs the award-winning Rockpool restaurants in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. He's known for taking inspiration from Asia in flavouring dishes, particularly those at his Spice Temple restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne. These recipes are from his column in the Good Weekend magazine.

Neil Perry's '80s feast

Creamed spinach

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Lamb leg.

Roast leg of lamb

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Neil Perry's '80s feast

Parsnip puree

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Prawn cocktail

Prawn, scallop and crab seafood cocktail

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Neil Perry's skirt steak tacos.

Skirt steak tacos

Neil Perry

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (13)
Neil Perry's adobo-marinated chicken tacos.

Adobo-marinated chicken tacos

Neil Perry

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Fresh: Use good quality anchovy fillets to get the best out of the dish.

Green beans with creamy anchovy, chilli and lemon dressing and almonds

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
BBQ Veal Cutlet Capers & Sage.

Barbecued veal cutlets with capers and sage

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (41)
Slow-roasted rack of milk-fed veal.

Slow-roasted rack of milk-fed veal

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (17)
Chilled lemon souffle.

Chilled lemon soufflé

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Difficult

Neil Perry

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)
Warm spicy prawn salad.

Warm spicy prawn salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
Red pork belly curry.

Roast pork belly red curry

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (398)
Potatoes and leeks.

Potato and leek gratin

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Neil Perry recipe
Braised Lamb Necks pearl onions and garlic
Photograph by William Meppem Styling and food prep by Hannah Meppem

Braised lamb necks, pearl onions and garlic

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (284)
Orange and Gran Marnier custard.

Orange and Grand Marnier custard

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Paint it black: Prawn, squid ink and bacon paella.

Prawn, squid ink and bacon paella

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Lamb roast.

Roast leg of lamb with skordalia

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (276)
Apple, carrot and macadamia cake.

Carrot, almond and macadamia cake

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (11)
Chocolate bavarois.

Chocolate bavarois

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Difficult

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
Smoked trout and beetroot salad with horseradish

Smoked trout and beetroot salad with horseradish

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Stir-fried chicken and asparagus.

Stir-fried chicken and asparagus

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
Chilli snapper with black beans.

Steamed snapper with black beans and salted chillies

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (281)
Fried eggplant with miso.

Fried eggplant with miso sauce

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Neil Perry's squid tagine.

Tagine of squid and new potatoes

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Orange semolina cake.

Orange semolina cake

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Carrot soup with corainder yoghurt

Carrot soup with coriander yoghurt

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (13)
Chocolate hazelnut tart.

Chocolate hazelnut tart

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Coq au vin.

Coq au vin

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (18)
Ocean trout with smoked Bacon, neil perry, william meppem

Sauteed ocean trout with smoked bacon

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Snapper and fennel pie.

Snapper and fennel pie

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (13)
Chunky chicken and celeriac soup.

Chunky chicken and celeriac soup

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (15)
XO stir-fried chicken.

Chicken stir-fried in XO sauce

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Prawn wonton soup.

Prawn wonton and noodle soup

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Moroccan vegetable tagine.

Moroccan vegetable stew

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Hot and spicy prawns.

Hot and fragrant prawns

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Neil Perry's Chinese-style ribs.

Chinese-style braised beef ribs

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
This golden shepherd's pie can be made with lamb or beef.

Lamb shepherd's pie

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (11)
Spiced date cake.

Spiced date cake

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Pumpkin and ricotta foli pastries.

Pumpkin and ricotta filo pastries

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Fennel and blood orange salad.

Fennel and blood orange salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Meatballs and eggs in spicy tomato sauce.

Meatballs and eggs in spicy tomato sauce

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
Versatile pork and pea ragu.

Pork and pea ragu

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Marinated pork cutlets with green papaya salad.

Marinated pork cutlets with green papaya salad

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Vietnamese prawn and chicken coleslaw.

Vietnamese chicken and prawn coleslaw

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Roast chicken with chipotle-lentil sauce.

Butterflied roast chicken with chipotle-lentil sauce

  • 2 hrs +
  • Difficult

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
Sauteed brussels sprouts with browned butter.

Sauteed brussels sprouts with browned butter

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (12)
Slow-braised shoulder of lamb.

Slow-braised shoulder of lamb with aioli

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (19)
Korean seafood stew.

Korean-style seafood stew

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Chocolate cake wioth ganache.

Chocolate cake with ganache

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Neil Perry's minestrone with beans and chickpeas.

Minestrone soup with legumes and bacon

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (13)
Neil Perry's chicken cacciatore.

Chicken cacciatore

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (333)
Soft polenta.

Soft polenta

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)