Weekly meal planner

Neil Perry's barbecued beef sirloin.
Neil Perry's barbecued beef sirloin.

As the weather warms up, summer fruits, fish and Asian flavours make weeknight cooking easy.

Fire up the barbie on the weekend and give Neil Perry's barbecued beef sirloin with an onion, parsley and lemon salad a go. It's also great served with chips or roast potatoes and a green salad.

Then on Sunday pair char-grilled octopus with homemade pesto. Delicious!

Quinoa salad with pumpkin and hazelnuts.

MONDAY: Roast pumpkin and hazelnuts add crunch and sweetness to quinoa

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Arabella Forge

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
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Rare beef with hot soy and chilli

TUESDAY: A warm salad of rare beef, cashews and hot soy and chilli dressing

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Chicken ginger egg fried rice.

WEDNESDAY: A tasty chicken fried rice

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Salmon fish cakes.

THURSDAY: Simple salmon fish cakes served with steamed vegetables

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (18)
Green curry of chicken breast and bamboo shoots.

FRIDAY: Fish also works well in this easy Neil Perry green chicken curry

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)
Fresh fruit with lime, lemongrass and mint.

FRIDAY: Cool down with a bowl of fresh fruit and sticky lime syrup

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Strawberry vanilla jam

SUNDAY: Make up a batch of this strawberry vanilla jam - it's great for gifting

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
dates

SUNDAY: Tomorrow's muffin break sorted

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Kristy Komadina

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)