You are here

Beef Wellington

Whats.Cooking's picture
<p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Beef_Wellington_-_Crosscut.jpg">Image Credit</a></p>
Ingredients
  Beef fillet 1 Kilogram (You Need A Middle Piece, Not A Tail End)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Puff pastry 500 Gram
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Shallots 500 Gram, finely chopped
  Button mushrooms 500 Gram, finely chopped
  Salted butter 200 Gram
  Truffle oil 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. To make the duxelles mixture, in a heavy bottomed skillet, on a low flame, sauté shallots and mushrooms in butter for 1 hour
2. Flavor mixture with a drop of truffle oil.
3. Cool and chill until required.
4. Preheat the oven to 200 degree C

MAKING
5. Sprinkle generously crushed black pepper on both sides of beef fillet.
6. In a large skillet, heat oil over high flame.
7. When oil is smoking, sear beef on both sides.
8. Remove and cool on a platter.
9. Coat beef with duxelles mixture on both sides.
10. On a flour dusted work surface, roll out pastry into a rectangle.
11. Place beef in the centre of one half.
12. Fold the pastry over the beef and seal at the other edge damping pastry with water to stick.
13. Trim off excess pastry and crimp the edges
14. Use extra pastry to make flower or leaf to decorate the top.
15. Brush pastry with beaten egg.
16. Place on a baking sheet.

FINALIZING
17. Bake Wellington in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes until pastry is golden brown and beef is cooked.
18. Use a metal skewer or meat thermometer to check if beef is hot and tender.
19. Remove from the oven and rest for 15 minutes.

SERVING
20. Slice the Wellington using a steak knife.
21. Arrange on a platter.
22. Serve with potato mash, horseradish sauce and mustards of your choice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Beef
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes
Servings: 
4

Rate It

Your rating: None
4.180555
Average: 4.2 (18 votes)