Neil Perry

Neil Perry

Chef and Good Weekend columnist

Roast brussels sprouts with hazelnuts

Roast brussels sprouts with hazelnuts.

Go a little nuts with a vegie side for your next big family roast dinner. I love this sprout dish, but it also works really well with zucchinis or green beans.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Apr 20 14:25:30 EST 2015

Roast lamb with olive, anchovy and caper sauce

Roast lamb with olive, anchovy and caper sauce.

A marinade and a full-flavoured serving sauce give these lamb cutlets extra oomph. Go a little nuts with a vegie side and who could resist? It's best to start this recipe the day before.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Apr 20 10:13:46 EST 2015

Cucumber salad with Chinese black vinegar

This delicious, cooling salad with a sweet edge helps to counter the chili in very spicy dishes (if you find them a little too hot to handle).

Cook | Neil Perry | Wed Apr 15 13:32:58 EST 2015

Cinnamon and chilli braised beef

Cinnamon and chilli braised beef.

A simple braise is really all about cooking the beef gently to make sure it is not only tender, but juicy – so fast boiling is out, guys.

Cook | Neil Perry | Wed Apr 15 10:20:15 EST 2015

Almond and quince tart with Spanish sherry

This tart has a sweet, dark, Spanish-flavoured heart. Opt for Pedro Ximenez sherry if you can; it's a sweet, dark, dessert-style sherry with a strong taste of raisins but another sherry, or port wine...

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Apr 13 10:28:28 EST 2015

Spanish chicken with garlic and fresh bay leaves

Spanish chicken garlic and bay leaves.

Ward off 'hangry' outbursts with this speedy, sumptous Spanish chicken dish. Alternatively, this simple braise works well with duck or diced lamb - just add olives at the end and serve with good...

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Apr 13 08:10:00 EST 2015

Baked eggs with spicy sausage and labna

Baked Eggs with spicy Sausage and Labneh.

The baked eggs "shakshuka" can be a one-pan dish if you have a large, ovenproof, cast-iron pan. Alternatively, make the sauce, put it in an ovenproof dish and bake the eggs in that.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Apr 07 13:51:24 EST 2015

Egg, ham and gruyere buckwheat crepes

Egg Ham and Gruyere Crepes.

Bored with bacon and eggs? Probably not, but here's a new twist on an old favourite.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Apr 07 13:34:57 EST 2015

Fig and lemon yoghurt cake

This yoghurt cake hides a layer of figs. As a bonus, it keeps very well; try it toasted as a delicious mid-morning snack.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 30 17:21:32 EST 2015

Turkish bread pockets

Turkish bread pocket.

These small pastries are filled with lamb or feta and served warm.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 30 10:17:21 EST 2015

Braised witlof and leek gratin with gruyere

Braised witlof and leek gratin with gruyere.

This salad is fabulous served with roast chicken. You can use it to create a really easy meal by buying a roast chicken, and then just adding fresh lemon to the salad: it makes a great starter or...

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 23 10:52:50 EST 2015

Roast tarragon chicken with lemon, caper and olive salad

Roast tarragon chicken with lemon, caper and oliver salad.

With the gong for best-smelling kitchen nailed before this meal's even served, set the stopwatch for the fastest-eaten-lunch fixture ...

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 23 08:00:42 EST 2015

Coconut sago pudding with passionfruit mousse

This is a pretty sensational pudding that would make a great finish to a banquet-style meal. The pudding holds up well in the fridge if made the night before; just leave off the passionfruit garnish...

Cook | Neil Perry | Wed Mar 18 08:26:09 EST 2015

Mustard slaw

Mustard slaw.

This slaw is great as it is, but if you are the kind of person who likes a less creamy approach, dress it extra virgin olive oil and a good vinegar of your choice.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 16 13:47:10 EST 2015

Crumbed pork with lemon

Crumbed pork.

OK, I love crumbed food. So don't think of just crumbed lamb cutlets or a piece of nice crumbed fried fish, but dive into a nice big pork cutlet.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 16 13:31:52 EST 2015

Prawn and ginger congee

Try this take on a traditional Asian porridge. You can make the congee with water alone, but chicken stock gives it more flavour.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 16 13:03:27 EST 2015

Key lime pie

KLP

A classic American dessert that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Cook | Neil Perry | Fri Mar 13 00:00:00 EST 2015

Radicchio, rocket, walnut and apple salad

Radicchio, rocket, walnut and apple salad.

The salad is really nice dressed with mayonnaise instead of the vinegar and oil. Add diced celery and you have a Waldorf salad.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 09 13:54:05 EST 2015

Zucchini parmigiana

Zuchinni parmigiana.

Even the most carnivorous friend will be distracted by the delectable flavours in this mouthwatering, meat-free meal. Alternatively, this parmigiana is great with roast beef or chicken as a side dish.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 09 07:57:22 EST 2015

Grilled autumn lamb with romesco

Grilled lamb with romesco sauce.

I love all those Spanish salsas that go so well with meat and seafood. Romesco - a red capsicum and nut-based sauce - is one of my my favourites.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Mar 02 14:27:53 EST 2015