Neil Perry

Neil Perry

Chef and Good Weekend columnist

Braised beef with chilli and vinegar

Give yourself something to look forward to: get this beef dish in the oven early and let the exotic ingredients work their magic in time for dinner.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue May 24 15:20:30 EST 2016

Asian mushroom hotpot

This simple and delicious mushroom hot pot is big on flavour. You should be able to source most ingredients from your local Asian grocer.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue May 24 15:19:57 EST 2016

Squid-ink pasta with scallops, chilli, tomato and garlic

Squid ink pasta with scallops, chilli, tomato and garlic.

Dark pleasures await: your tastebuds will find the bright side in the delicate flavours of this squid-ink pasta dish.

Cook | Neil Perry | Wed May 18 10:58:40 EST 2016

Braised leg of veal in tomato and olives

Braised leg of veal in tomato and olives.

Here's a lovely wintery meal idea - the veal ideally served with a crusty loaf of bread for mopping up juices. This recipe also works with a rolled pork loin - just extend the braising time.

Cook | Neil Perry | Wed May 18 10:58:38 EST 2016

Roast chicken with cider vinegar, baby leeks and hazelnuts

Brining adds flavour to the chicken, and also improves the texture. Guests will love the subtle caramel flavours in this roast centrepiece.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon May 09 15:15:36 EST 2016

Baked banana cheesecake with toffee

Banana cheesecake with toffee shards.

It is important to have very ripe bananas for this sensational dessert, but they shouldn't be brown, as this will discolour the cheesecake.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon May 09 15:12:57 EST 2016

Fish fillets with Veracruz-style sauce

Fish cooked in Veracruz-style sauce.

Veracruz sauce traditionally accompanies red snapper, but it works well with any white-fleshed fish.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue May 03 13:37:30 EST 2016

Minute steak with chipotle butter and lime

Minute-steak with chipotle butter and lime.

Head south of the border with this spicy, quick dinner that delivers maximum flavour for minimum effort. The chipotle butter can be used on fish, poultry and even pork.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue May 03 13:37:39 EST 2016

Roast chicken with lemon, herbs and creme fraiche

Roast chicken with lemon, herbs and creme fraiche.

This is a really simple roast chicken with some lovely light flavours. It's important to rest the chicken (see note in method).

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Apr 26 14:32:45 EST 2016

Chestnuts, speck and brussel sprouts

Chestntuts, speck and brussels sprouts.

This makes a great side to a chicken main or roast. If you aren't a sprout lover, try the same recipe with green beans; it's awesome, like anything with bacon.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Apr 26 14:32:25 EST 2016

Good Food: Neil Perry's roast chicken with lemon, herbs and creme fraiche

This simple roast chicken has lovely light flavours and goes beautifully with the accompanying brussels sprouts.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Apr 26 09:45:00 EST 2016

Date and hazelnut cake with crumble

The date and hazelnut dessert lends a cosy vibe to any cool evening in. I like whipped single cream with the cake, but a rich vanilla ice-cream is pretty good as well.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Apr 25 14:07:00 EST 2016

Slow-cooked lamb with tahini yoghurt

This marinated, slow-cooked lamb shoulder satisfies the hordes and beautifies the table. This is a really tasty way to cook lamb shoulder so that it falls off the bone.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Apr 25 13:51:57 EST 2016

Braised chicken with lemon, oregano and olives

This lovely braised chicken dish gets its zest from slowly simmered lemon. It also works well with sauteed fish such as whiting or snapper fillets, browned during cooking to give them a nice crust.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Apr 19 13:04:38 EST 2016

Pumpkin, rice and dill filo pie

Pumpkin, rice and dill filo pie.

Time for an orange crush with this filo pie, layered richly with pumpkin and carrots. Serve with a green salad for a simple dinner or lunch.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Apr 18 14:28:50 EST 2016

Ginger pots with pears and pistachio

This lovely, warmly spiced dessert makes a perfect finish to an Asian-style banquet. It's worth buying an oven thermometer for this style of baked custard to check if your oven temperature is true.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Apr 11 12:58:51 EST 2016

Sri Lankan chicken curry

Sri Lankan chicken curry.

This is a delicious curry is a festival of flavour and once you gather the ingredients together it's really simple. Prawns or white-fleshed fish are good substitutes for the chicken.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Apr 11 12:58:33 EST 2016

Cold shredded potato salad with coriander dressing

The potato salad is designed to be shared. Make sure you use a waxy variety of potato such as kipfler, nadine or bintje.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Apr 05 17:06:52 EST 2016

Stir-fried snapper, shiitake, pancetta and bamboo shoots

Stir-fried snapper with shiitake, pancetta and bamboo

This stir-fry is lovely, just be careful not to overcook the fish. I use Yunnan ham, but it can be hard to find. Any smoky cured ham such as pancetta, prosciutto or speck will work.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Apr 05 17:01:05 EST 2016

Salad of radicchio with anchovy dressing and toasted breadcrumbs

This makes a fresh, tasty, crunchy great side to a roast dinner. Alternatively, you could turn the salad into a main meal by adding some chopped hard-boiled eggs.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Mar 29 13:44:07 EST 2016