If you’re after main meals for Easter that are guaranteed to impress and satisfy, then look no further.
Beef rib with grilled lettuce and citrus butter
Nothing says ‘wow-factor’ quite like this roast rib of beef for dinner.
Pot-roasted chicken with strawberries and tarragon
Strawberries make a surprisingly tasty addition to this comforting roast chicken dish.
Roast pork with herby potato
Does it get any more heartwarming than roast pork and potatoes? The ultimate comfort food. This recipe is an extract from Gill Meller’s new book, Gather, available nationally now.
Roast chicken with witlof, grape and walnut salad
The combination of fresh salad and perfectly roasted chicken. What could be better on summer night?
Welcome the weekend with Darren Robertson’s orange-glazed lamb
This may not be the quickest recipe out there, but we can guarantee it is definitely worth the wait.
Roast pumpkin and lentil salad with roasted lemon dressing
“Pumpkins are a cinch to grow,” says chef and recipe author Paul West. This vegetarian and vegan-friendly salad is guaranteed to leave anyone happy and satisfied.
Barbecue quail with green chilli, lemon and fennel
The combination of smoky, barbecued quail and a fresh cucumber and fennel salad makes for a midweek meal that’s hard to beat.
Pork belly with apples and pears
There’s no greater combination than pork and apple.
This midweek meal is anything but your average roast chook.
Soy-poached chicken with lemongrass brown rice
This fragrant dish is not only easy to make, simply put everything in a pot and a saucepan and wait for the magic to happen, but it’s also downright tasty too.
Chicken, ham and leek pie
There is nothing like an old fashioned chicken pie to warm up the final days of winter. This gluten-free version with added ham and leek will not disappoint.
Spiced kangaroo loin with super slaw
Kangaroo is not only full of flavour but also very lean, which is great news for the health-conscious amongst us. If kangaroo isn’t your thing, lamb can be used instead.
Garlic and oregano chicken with smashed cucumbers
Masterchef judge and all-round Greek cuisine extraordinaire George Calombaris serves up a summer barbecue chicken dish that’s hard to beat.
Taco rice with grilled chicken and green chilli salsa
The ultimate Mexican fiesta feasting platter! Recipe by Raph Rashid.
Lemon, rosemary and anchovy marinated lamb
Nothing seems more fitting for an Aussie summer than lamb on a barbecue.
Most Aussie dish ever: lamb gaytime pops
Colin Fassnidge transforms lamb chops using an iconic Aussie ice cream for inspiration, the result is both nostalgic and delicious.
Mud crab spaghetti
This pasta dish is perfect for summer entertaining with friends and family. Recipe by Andy Emerson and Mitch Orr from ACME restaurant.
Sticky soy ginger chicken
Kids and adults alike will love these festive drumsticks.
Barbecue spiced chicken with charred corn
Create some southern fried goodness at home with Hayden Quinn’s easy barbecued chicken drumstick recipe.
Stuffed Sicilian zucchini
Jamie Oliver turns the humble zucchini into a Sicilian showstopper. The perfect pot of comfort.
Roast chicken with fried bread salad and agrodolce
Hamish Ingham and Rebecca Lines are putting botanicals centre stage. This fresh take on the classic roast chook is a new style of cooking the whole family will love.
Jamie Oliver’s potato, taleggio and zucchini pizzas
Who’d have thought zucchini, potato and pizza would go this well together?
Spiced beef fillet with quick chips
This mid-week roast is low on effort but high on wow factor, just add salad.
A Mediterranean side dish that will bring your seafood barbecue to new heights.
Baked rice and prawns
Shannon Bennett’s take on the classic paella is ready in minutes – perfect for outdoor dining midweek.
Grilled salmon fillet with green beans, caper and almond sauce
The Australian native finger lime is often compared to caviar for its distinctive pop and makes a wonderful addition to this salmon recipe.
You’ve never had Thai beef salad like this before
Introducing the new Thai beef salad.
Chia-crusted barramundi with chickpea puree
A celebration of native Australian ingredients by Rebecca Sullivan.
Speedy chicken diavola with polenta and zucchini flowers
Taking inspiration from all over Italy, Phoebe Wood showcases the very best that is Italian food in this simple chicken dish. Perfect for weekend entertaining.
Slow-cooked beef cheeks with beetroot and hummus
The (beef) cheek of the Irish sets off our butcher’s aversion to colcannon. Thankfully, Colin Fassnidge has the perfect comeback to put Anthony Puharich in his place.
Orange and soy glazed grilled seafood
Seafood + BBQ = ultimate Aussie summer dish. Recipe by Andy Emerson and Mitch Orr from ACME restaurant.
Bannisters fish pie
Always a crowd pleaser, and straight off the Bannisters menu, Rick Stein sure knows how to make a good fish pie.
Jamie Oliver’s fast and simply irresistible crab linguine
“Zucchini goes wonderfully with crab meat, which cooks in the residual heat of the linguine. Serve with parsley and some chilli to give it a little kick,” says Jamie Oliver.
Grilled rib eye steak with chimichurri
Rib eye steak + chimichurri = delicious dinner for two.
Pan-seared leatherjacket with sauteed zucchini
This dish is inspired by the produce of my favourite market, Marché Forville, says Hayden Quinn.
This butter chicken moussaka hybrid is the Monday treat we’ve been waiting for
With moussaka, it’s the idea that it’s warming, it makes you feel fantastic. It’s not fine dining; it just really hits the soul, says George.
The gin and tonic salmon recipe by Massimo Mele that’s got your name all over it
“The combination of citrus and spice evokes connotations of sitting on a far away beach, enjoying a G&T while kids, work and reality are far, far behind us,” says chef and recipe author Massimo Mele of his G&T-inspired dish. “I use Huon Salmon as it’s from my homeland of Tasmania, as it’s sustainably farmed, available online, and I know it’s trimmed by hand to ensure the highest possible quality – ideal for curing.”
Grilled Mayura Station wagyu
If there’s anything better than a beautifully cooked steak, we don’t want to know about it. Recipe by chef Paul Baker of the Botanic Gardens Restaurant.
Battered amritsari fish
Bring the taste of the sea to your summer menu and up your fish and chips game with Rick Stein’s gourmet version with added Indian spices.
Don’t put your slow cookers away for the season until you’ve tried these pulled pork sliders
Don’t put those slow cookers away just yet because with this easy pulled pork recipe we’ve turned a winter classic into a new spring favourite.
Creamy fish pie
With golden puff pastry and a creamy filling, nothing beats a good old fish pie.
Smoky pork ribs with corn, beans and tomato salsa
Add a little wow-factor to your midweek meals with these smoky pork ribs.
Confit salmon with lemon and parsley salsa
A healthy and quick way to serve up Christmas lunch in the Southern Hemisphere.
Steamed rock lobster with sake and eggwhite ribbons
This Asian flavoured steamed lobster dish is guaranteed to impress at your next dinner party. Recipe by chefs Mike Eggert and Jemma Whiteman.
Brined pork belly with farro salad and plum sauce
What’s Christmas without a tasty pork dish fringed with crackling?
Beetroot cured salmon with cucumber and apple salad
A healthy starter that will suit the summer months.
Salt-crust whole snapper
If you are really looking to impress, this whole fish baked in a salt crust is a great option, and looks wonderful on a shared table.
Pink peppercorn rib-eye with roasted onions
Nothing says Christmas lunch more than a rare rack of rib eye with roasted onions.
Pan-roasted prawns in tomato, basil and feta sauce
An super healthy and easy seafood recipe you can enjoy eating alfresco during the summer months.
Ocean trout and harissa basmati wellington
Bring back the seventies and recreate this festive trout dish. Remember to keep any pastry trimmings as they can be used for dessert.
Miso lamb cutlets
Add incredible flavour to your lamb cutlets with this miso dressing. Recipe by chef Christian Ryan, from Aloft, Tasmania.
Roasted spatchcocks with brioche stuffing
This one-tray roast is guaranteed to please the family (and the one doing the washing up too). If you’ve not had much experience with spatchcocks before, just think of them as little individual sized chickens.
Red-wine-braised veal osso bucco
Who doesn’t love veal osso bucco? It’s a classic winter dish that represents all that’s great about the stick-it-in-the-oven-and-forget-about-it thinking behind one-pot roasts, says Matt Moran.
Roasted lamb leg with potatoes and mint salsa
“Mint salsa brings out the best of this roast,” says chef Matt Moran.
Mushroom-stuffed roast chicken
Jamie Oliver turns the humble roast chook into something extra special with this tasty mushroom stuffing.
Stuffed lamb saddle with tzatziki
The Aussie favourite, roast lamb, gets a distinctly Greek twist. Perfect for when your nearest and dearest are coming for dinner. Recipe by chef Jonathan Barthelmess.
Barbecued bugs with butter and burnt lime
If there’s anything better than a big platter of seafood, we don’t want to know about it. Recipe by Mary’s bar duo Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham.
Turmeric brisket with grilled leek and dukkah
This slow-cooked beef brisket is bursting with international flavours. Recipe by chef Roy Ner, of Nour.
Colin Fassnidge’s beef Wellington (or Dublin)
Colin Fassnidge reinvents the classic beef Wellington.
Crumbed lamb cutlets with kale pesto
Try this modern twist on a classic cutlet, says Matt.
Roasted leeks with parmesan and rye-crusted lamb
The inclusion rye gives the crust a deeper flavour and really adds an extra level to this lamb and leek recipe.
Herbed butterflied chicken
Butterflying the chicken really helps to reduce the cooking time, meaning you can have a roast chicken on the dinner table within a fraction of the time.
Steamed five-spice chicken with egg fried rice
This steamed chicken is one of my favourite things to eat – I find myself steaming a chicken before I roast it now, says chef Andrew McConnell. Recipe by Andrew McConnell, of Melbourne’s Ricky & Pinky.
Magdalena Roze’s easy one-pot chicken and wild rice pilaf
A comforting one-pot wonder that’s also genuinely good for you? We’re sold. This recipe is from Magdalena Roze’s new cookbook.