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Original MasterChef NZ winner Brett McGregor brings us a range of simple and healthy meals that are easy to make and chock-full of flavour.

Original MasterChef NZ winner Brett McGregor brings us a range of simple and healthy meals that are easy to make and chock-full of flavour.

The way we cook at home is changing. People want simple food that is full of flavour, uses a range of vegetables, meats and spices, and that is easy to make on weeknights. Asian-inspired recipes tick all these boxes.

Now we can draw on some of the best cuisines in the world and create something new, blending the exotic with the home-grown, as different herbs, spices and pastes become easier to find at our local shops.

With recipes for salads, curries, soups, stir-fries and noodle dishes, plus sweet treats, Brett gives the home-cook some super weekday meals that will keep the toughest of critics - the kids - happy. There are also some special dishes that take a little more time but will wow guests.

Brett shows that food doesn't have to be complicated to be extremely tasty!


Asian food is my nemesis so I am glad for all the help I can get when it comes to preparing delicious meals with an oriental flair... Brett shares a whole heap of tasty recipes suitable for family cooking. To begin with he shares his Asian pantry essentials - several pages of interesting-sounding ingredients most of which are readily available in regular or Asian supermarkets. The claypot chicken with shiitake and rice sounds like a good family one-pot meal while nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice) is always popular when it hits the table. The further into the book the more I find that I want to try. Yum, just yum.

Gisborne Herald

...many of the Asian-inspired recipes in McGregor's third cookbook, Chop Chop, are weeknight friendly, no MasterChef skills necessary. You may even have most of the ingredients sitting in your pantry.

Stacey Anyan, North and South

If you are a busy bee which let's face it most of us are, this is the perfect cookbook to have in your home to help whip up a quick yet nutritious meal.

Hospitality Business, NZ

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    August 1, 2016

    Random House NZ

    240 pages

    RRP $45.00

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Buddha's Slamming Lamb Shoulder

Lamb recipe from Brett McGregor so tender you can pull it apart with spoons

Chop Chop Review

“…simple and easy to follow but the results look and taste spectacular.”

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Easy Chicken Recipes
A Taste of Home
Taste Of A Traveller


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Once Upon A Time in the East
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