Summer Entertaining 5 casual feast recipes from Sam Jackson The chef and co-owner of Southie Australian restaurant KO Pies tries out his East Boston location’s much-more-than-pies menu on a group of new neighbors and old friends. ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Anthony Tieuli Chef Sam Jackson was trying out ideas on his mates, many of them fellow expatriates. Anthony Tieuli The food at KO Pies in East Boston's Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina is not exactly Australian cuisine, but it reflects Jackson’s style of cooking. Anthony Tieuli That style consists of beautiful ingredients, simply yet inventively prepared. Anthony Tieuli Friends sampled highlights from the new KO Pies menu and previewed the second restaurant a couple of weeks before its launch. Anthony Tieuli The feel was casual — “I’ve got really good food,” said Jackson, “and I’m not going to get too caught up in the formalities." Anthony Tieuli The patio table was set simply and dotted with a mix of wines plus beers from his favorite local brewery. Anthony Tieuli Jonah crab, scallion, tomato, and avocado salad. Anthony Tieuli Grilled zucchini salad. Anthony Tieuli Barbecued lamb top. Anthony Tieuli Char-grilled salmon with mango, chili, and kaffir lime salsa. Anthony Tieuli Rum-and-spice-soaked pineapple with coconut ice cream.