Cold Sichuan-style chicken

Hot chillies, chilled chicken and mouth-tingling Sichuan peppercorns are a potent combination, a multi-sensory experience. Serve some cooling cucumber and plain steamed rice alongside to soothe the palate.

Prep 30 mins

Cook 40 mins (plus cooling, chilling)

Serves 6-8 as a shared dish

Warm duck, lychee and banana blossom salad

Not all recipes from Michelin-starred restaurants translate easily to Australian home kitchens, but this one’s a cinch. At Paste, chef Bee Satongun roasts her own duck; to save time, start with one from Chinatown.

Prep 40 mins

Cook 5 mins (plus roasting duck)

Serves 6-8

Khanh Nguyen’s red curry of chicken and Thai eggplant

With homemade curry paste in the freezer, you can whip up a spice-charged meal in minutes.

Prep 40 mins

Cook 25 mins

Serves 4

Janni Kyritsis’ chicken baked in salt dough

This foolproof method of roasting a chicken results in a succulent, flavourful bird every time.

Prep 25 mins (plus resting the dough and the chicken)

Cook 40 mins-1 hour

Serves 4-6


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