Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw

2010 MasterChef winner and TV presenter

2010 MasterChef winner and TV presenter

Adam Liaw's Chinese New Year feast 2016

Dragon and phoenix longevity noodles.

My favourite thing about Chinese New Year is how ordinary foods are magically turned into lucky charms.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Feb 02 16:01:56 EST 2016

Orange marmalade fried ice-cream

Orange marmalade fried ice-cream.

Oranges and tangerines are symbols of wealth and good luck around Chinese New Year. There's no need to feel guilty about eating fried ice-cream if it's lucky, right?

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Feb 02 12:36:32 EST 2016

Dragon and phoenix longevity noodles

Dragon and phoenix longevity noodles.

The two great mythical animals of Chinese legend - the dragon and the phoenix - are represented in this dish along with long noodles to ensure a long life.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Feb 02 12:25:48 EST 2016

Red-braised lion's heads

Red-braised lion's head

Each of the four giant meatballs in this dish symbolises one of luck, prosperity, longevity and happiness. Which one will you get?

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Feb 02 12:01:14 EST 2016

Spinach and dried shrimp wontons

Spinach and dried shrimp  wontons.

These wontons are very lucky during the new year period, as their shape resembles ancient Chinese sycee gold ingots.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Feb 02 11:42:08 EST 2016

Steamed Murray cod with red chilli oil

Steamed Murray cod with red chilli oil.

This version of the classic Chinese steamed fish is covered with a vibrant red chilli oil to represent fire in the 2016 Chinese zodiac.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Feb 02 11:29:12 EST 2016

Chicken and peppers

For most dishes, spices work well when they aren't dominant but rather are used sparingly to enhance the other ingredients.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Feb 02 11:14:45 EST 2016

Honey and cardamom cheesecake

In this dessert, the floral and citrus notes of cardamom cut through the richness of cream and cheese, and you don't even need to bake it!

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Feb 02 10:27:37 EST 2016

Lamington blondies

Lamington blondies.

Everyone loves a lamington, but that doesn't mean you can't tweak the formula a little. These are best prepared the day before serving.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Mon Jan 25 07:42:27 EST 2016

The perfect barbecued sausage

Adam Liaw's perfect barbecued sausage in a bun.

Just about the only thing that all of us can take as given on Australia Day is that wherever we end up, there's going to be a barbecue happening.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Mon Jan 25 07:27:29 EST 2016

Surefire pavlova with strawberries and white chocolate cream

Surefire pavlova with white chocolate cream and strawberries.

There are a lot of "never-fail" and "perfect" pavlova recipes out there, but this is the only one I have found to be truly foolproof.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Jan 19 18:20:07 EST 2016

Roasted peaches and cream popsicles

Roasted peaches and cream popsicles.

Make the most of in-season stonefruit - and cool off on hot days - with these pretty little popsicles. The mixture of yoghurt and mascarpone cheese is like a grown-up version of ice-cream.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Jan 19 13:51:14 EST 2016

Chicken noodle salad

Chicken noodle salad.

Everyone has their own comfort foods - dishes we come back to when we need to feel a bit of love - but many are heavy, rich and wintry.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Jan 19 13:35:54 EST 2016

Finnish finger cupcakes

Picnic food shouldn't be fussy, but it need not be boring, either. Something you can grab with your hands, ideally without a plate, and eat standing up if you need to, is absolutely perfect.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Mon Dec 21 15:52:24 EST 2015

Prawn rolls with homemade hot celery salt

When the weather's fine, there's no reason to be stuck in your dining room so grab your esky and head into the great outdoors.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Mon Dec 21 15:52:26 EST 2015

Salmon sang choy bao

Salmon sang choy bao

Lettuce cups are a family favourite. This lightly glazed salmon version of sang choy bao is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Dec 15 12:47:28 EST 2015

Chilled corn and soy milk soup

This delicious Asian-style summer soup is a perfect opener to a meal. Boiling the corn cobs after you've taken the kernels off is a great way to extract extra corn flavour.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Dec 15 12:31:32 EST 2015

Christmas pudding ice-cream with pavlova shards

Adam Liaw Christmas food.

This might be the perfect Christmas dessert: traditional flavours, simple to make, seasonally perfect and, best of all, no plates means no extra washing up!

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Dec 08 15:53:05 EST 2015

Palm sugar and pineapple glazed ham

Ham

The subtle Asian influences in this ham glaze give a festive favourite a summery spin.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Dec 08 13:47:24 EST 2015

Stone and citrus jug punch

Punch

This punch is perfectly suited to a hot Aussie Christmas. Make the fruit mix separately, then dilute it in separate jugs with sparkling wine for the adults and soda water for the kids.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Dec 08 13:33:26 EST 2015