BEEF WELLINGTON FOR TWO RECIPE BY TASTY
Provided by: Jordan Kenna
Yield: 2 servings
|8 oz mushrooms|
|1 clove garlic|
|½ teaspoon salt|
|½ teaspoon black pepper|
|fresh thyme, to taste|
|12 oz beef tenderloin, 2 tenderloins|
|2 tablespoons oil, for searing|
|2 tablespoons english mustard, to taste|
|¼ lb sliced ham|
|1 sheet puff pastry, thawed, rolled-out, and cut into 2 – 7x7in (18x18cm) squares|
|egg wash, 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water|
- In a food processor, place mushrooms, garlic, salt, pepper, and thyme and blend into a fine paste (about 30-60 seconds).
- Transfer to a medium-sized frying pan, being sure to spread it evenly across the bottom of the pan.
- Cook the mushrooms over medium-low heat while stirring frequently. After about 7-10 minutes the mushroom mixture should shrink to half the original volume and begin to form a paste.
- NOTE: The goal here is to cook off the bulk of the water inside the mushrooms. This’ll keep the puff pastry from being too mushy at the end.
- At this point, remove the mushroom mixture from the heat and set it aside.
- Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C).
- Liberally season the outside of the tenderloin pieces with salt and pepper.
- In another medium-sized frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of neutral oil over high heat. Once the oil has begun to smoke, quickly sear the tenderloin pieces on both sides (45-60 seconds per-side).
- Once seared, transfer the meat to a plate or cutting board to rest.
- Using a basting brush, generously paint the mustard over the resting pieces of beef, making sure to coat both sides.
- To assemble the Wellingtons, lay out a piece of puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Place a piece of ham in the center of the pasty.
- Next, layer about 1 tablespoon of the mushroom mixture on the center of the ham using the back of a spoon to flatten the paste to about the size of the tenderloin pieces.
- Place one of the mustard-coated beef fillet on top of the mushroom mixture, then top the piece of beef with another spoonful of the mushroom mixture, making sure to pat it down flat across the top of the meat.
- Layer with another piece of ham and close the the Wellington by folding the puff pastry over the center of the meat.
- Using your hands, carefully seal the edges of the pastry then transfer SEAM-SIDE DOWN to a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- Lightly brush the outside of each Wellington with egg wash.
- Using the back of a paring knife, lightly score the tops of the pasty in a checkered pattern, being careful not to pierce the pastry.
- Bake the Wellingtons in a 400˚F (200˚C) oven until the pastry is fully cooked and golden brown (about 20 minutes).
- Allow each Wellington to rest at least 10 minutes before cutting into it.
Calories 1167 calories, CarbohydrateContent 62 grams, FatContent 75 grams, FiberContent 3 grams, ProteinContent 62 grams, SugarContent 3 grams
BEEF WELLINGTON FOR TWO | JAMIE OLIVER RECIPES
Provided by: Jamie Oliver
Total time: 1 hours 20 minutes
|20 g dried porcini or shiitake mushrooms|
|2 sprigs of fresh rosemary|
|230 g centre fillet of beef trimmed|
|2 cloves of garlic|
|1 red onion|
|250 g mixed mushrooms|
|truffle oil optional|
|1 heaped teaspoon English mustard|
|1 x 320 g sheet of all-butter puff pastry|
|1 large free-range egg|
|1 large free-range egg|
|1 mug semi-skimmed milk|
|1 mug self-raising flour plus extra for dusting|
|100 g baby spinach|
|1 red onion|
|2 sprigs of fresh thyme|
|1 heaped teaspoon blackcurrant jam|
|50 ml port|
|1 heaped tablespoon plain flour|
|500 ml organic beef stock|
- Soak the dried mushrooms in 250ml boiling water for 10 minutes, then drain and finely chop (reserving the soaking liquid for the gravy).
- Pick and finely chop 1 sprig of rosemary, season with sea salt and black pepper, then roll the fillet through it until nicely coated. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a non-stick pan over a high heat. Lightly crush and add the unpeeled garlic cloves, then add the beef and sear for 5 minutes, turning with tongs. Remove to a plate to cool.
- Wipe out the frying pan and return to a medium heat. Peel and roughly chop the onion, then squeeze out the softened garlic flesh and add to the pan. Strip in the rest of the rosemary, then tear in the mushrooms. Pour in the beef resting juices, then add the soaked mushrooms. Cook for 15 minutes, or until soft and starting to caramelise, stirring regularly. Tip into a food processor with a few drops of truffle oil (if using) and blitz to a spreadable consistency. Taste and season to perfection.
- For the pancakes, crack the egg into a blender, add the milk, flour, spinach and a pinch of salt and pepper, then blitz until smooth. Place a large 28cm non-stick frying pan on a medium heat, rub the pan with a little olive oil, then pour in a thin layer of batter, swirling it up and around the edges. Cook on one side only for 2 minutes, or until lightly golden, then flip over and cook for another 10 seconds. Tip onto a plate to cool. Cover and chill the remaining batter for breakfast.
- Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/gas 7. To assemble, place a large sheet of clingfilm on a clean surface and place your pancake on top. Spread with 1 heaped teaspoon of English mustard, then spread with the mushroom pâté in an even layer, leaving a 1cm border. Place the cooled beef fillet in the centre of the pancake, then gather up the clingfilm and twist into a parcel.
- On a flour-dusted surface, cut the pastry in half. Remove the clingfilm and place the pancake-wrapped beef on one piece of pastry. Beat the egg and brush over the pastry base and the pancake, then drape over the remaining piece of pastry to cover and press to seal, as though you’re making large ‘ravioli’. Trim the excess pastry (see tip), transfer to a large greased baking tray and eggwash all over. (If making in advance, pop in the fridge until needed, removing 1 hour before baking.)
- Cook the Wellington on the bottom of the oven for 25 minutes, or until the pastry is golden on top and crisp underneath, for blushing, juicy beef.
- Meanwhile, make the gravy. Peel and roughly chop the onion, place in a large pan on a medium heat with a tablespoon of oil, and strip in the thyme leaves. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, then stir in the jam and simmer until dark and shiny. Add the port, flame with a match, cook away, then stir in the flour, followed gradually by the stock and reserved porcini liquid. Simmer to your desired consistency, then blitz with a stick blender and strain through a sieve.
- Leave the Wellington to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving with the gravy. Delicious served with steamed greens.
Calories 840 calories, FatContent 36.4 g fat, SaturatedFatContent 19.4 g saturated fat, ProteinContent 51.3 g protein, CarbohydrateContent 73.0 g carbohydrate, SugarContent 18.4 g sugar, SodiumContent 2.7 g salt, FiberContent 8 g fibre
BEEF WELLINGTON RECIPE | GORDON RAMSAY RECIPES
Provided by: Gordon Ramsay
Total time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Prep time: 100 minutes
Cook time: 01 hours 30 minutes
|Red wine vinegar|
|Bottle red wine|
EASY BEEF WELLINGTON RECIPE – HOW TO MAKE BEEF WELLINGTON
Provided by: DELISH.COM
Total time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 0S
Yield: 6 servings
|1 (2 lb.) center-cut beef tenderloin, trimmed|
|freshly ground black pepper|
|extra-virgin olive oil, for greasing|
|2 tbsp. Dijon mustard|
|1 1/2 lb. mixed mushrooms, roughly chopped|
|1 shallot, roughly chopped|
|Leaves from 1 thyme sprig|
|2 tbsp. unsalted butter|
|12 thin slices prosciutto|
|all-purpose flour, for dusting|
|14 oz. frozen puff pastry, thawed|
|1 large egg, beaten|
|flaky salt, for sprinkling|
- Using kitchen twine, tie tenderloin in 4 places. Season generously with salt and pepper.
- Over high heat, coat bottom of a heavy skillet with olive oil. Once pan is nearly smoking, sear tenderloin until well-browned on all sides, including the ends, about 2 minutes per side (12 minutes total). Transfer to a plate. When cool enough to handle, snip off twine and coat all sides with mustard. Let cool in fridge.
- Meanwhile, make duxelles: In a food processor, pulse mushrooms, shallots, and thyme until finely chopped.
- To skillet, add butter and melt over medium heat. Add mushroom mixture and cook until liquid has evaporated, about 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, then let cool in fridge.
- Place plastic wrap down on a work surface, overlapping so that it’s twice the length and width of the tenderloin. Shingle the prosciutto on the plastic wrap into a rectangle that’s big enough to cover the whole tenderloin. Spread the duxelles evenly and thinly over the prosciutto.
- Season tenderloin, then place it at the bottom of the prosciutto. Roll meat into prosciutto-mushroom mixture, using plastic wrap to roll tightly. Tuck ends of prosciutto as you roll, then twist ends of plastic wrap tightly into a log and transfer to fridge to chill (this helps it maintain its shape).
- Heat oven to 425°. Lightly flour your work surface, then spread out puff pastry and roll it into a rectangle that will cover the tenderloin (just a little bigger than the prosciutto rectangle you just made!). Remove tenderloin from plastic wrap and place on bottom of puff pastry. Brush the other three edges of the pastry with egg wash, then tightly roll beef into pastry.
- Once the log is fully covered in puff pastry, trim any extra pastry, then crimp edges with a fork to seal well. Wrap roll in plastic wrap to get a really tight cylinder, then chill for 20 minutes.
- Remove plastic wrap, then transfer roll to a foil-lined baking sheet. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with flaky salt.
- Bake until pastry is golden and the center registers 120°F for medium-rare, about 40 to 45 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before carving and serving.
Calories 637 calories
BEEF WELLINGTON RECIPE | BBC GOOD FOOD
Provided by: Gordon Ramsay
Total time: 2 hours 30 minutes
|a good beef fillet (preferably Aberdeen Angus) of around 1kg/2lb 4oz|
|3 tbsp olive oil|
|250g/9oz chestnut mushroom, include some wild ones if you like|
|1 large sprig fresh thyme|
|100ml/3.5 fl oz dry white wine|
|12 slices prosciutto|
|500g/1lb 2oz pack puff pastry, thawed if frozen|
|a little flour, for dusting|
|2 egg yolks beaten with 1 tsp water|
- Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7.
- Sit the 1kg beef fillet on a roasting tray, brush with 1 tbsp olive oil and season with pepper, then roast for 15 mins for medium-rare or 20 mins for medium. When the beef is cooked to your liking, remove from the oven to cool, then chill in the fridge for about 20 mins.
- While the beef is cooling, chop 250g chestnut (and wild, if you like) mushrooms as finely as possible so they have the texture of coarse breadcrumbs. You can use a food processor to do this, but make sure you pulse-chop the mushrooms so they don’t become a slurry.
- Heat 2 tbsp of the olive oil and 50g butter in a large pan and fry the mushrooms on a medium heat, with 1 large sprig fresh thyme, for about 10 mins stirring often, until you have a softened mixture.
- Season the mushroom mixture, pour over 100ml dry white wine and cook for about 10 mins until all the wine has been absorbed. The mixture should hold its shape when stirred.
- Remove the mushroom duxelle from the pan to cool and discard the thyme.
- Overlap two pieces of cling film over a large chopping board. Lay 12 slices prosciutto on the cling film, slightly overlapping, in a double row.
- Spread half the duxelles over the prosciutto, then sit the fillet on it and spread the remaining duxelles over.
- Use the cling film’s edges to draw the prosciutto around the fillet, then roll it into a sausage shape, twisting the ends of cling film to tighten it as you go.
- Chill the fillet while you roll out the pastry.
- Dust your work surface with a little flour. Roll out a third of the 500g pack of puff pastry to a 18 x 30cm strip and place on a non-stick baking sheet.
- Roll out the remainder of the 500g pack of puff pastry to about 28 x 36cm.
- Unravel the fillet from the cling film and sit it in the centre of the smaller strip of pastry.
- Beat the 2 egg yolks with 1 tsp water and brush the pastry’s edges, and the top and sides of the wrapped fillet.
- Using a rolling pin, carefully lift and drape the larger piece of pastry over the fillet, pressing well into the sides.
- Trim the joins to about a 4cm rim. Seal the rim with the edge of a fork or spoon handle.
- Glaze all over with more egg yolk and, using the back of a knife, mark the beef Wellington with long diagonal lines taking care not to cut into the pastry.
- Chill for at least 30 mins and up to 24 hrs. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
- Brush the Wellington with a little more egg yolk and cook until golden and crisp – 20-25 mins for medium-rare beef, 30 mins for medium. Allow to stand for 10 mins before serving in thick slices.
Calories 763 calories, FatContent 48 grams fat, SaturatedFatContent 20 grams saturated fat, CarbohydrateContent 32 grams carbohydrates, ProteinContent 50 grams protein, SodiumContent 2.46 milligram of sodium
BEEF WELLINGTON FOR TWO | JOANIE SIMON
Provided by: Joanie Simon
Total time: 35 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
|2 filet mignon|
|2 Tbs oil, divided|
|1 tsp salt|
|2 Tbs butter|
|8 ounces chopped white mushrooms|
|1 clove garlic minced|
|1/2 tsp thyme dried|
|2 Tbs dijon mustard|
|2 Tbs sour cream|
|1 sheet puff pastry defrosted|
- Take your steaks out of the refridgerator and place on a plate rubbed with 1 Tbs oil and 1 tsp salt. Allow to sit out on the counter for an hour to remove the chill from the meat.
- Preheat the oven to 400 F with rack in center position
- Heat a heavy bottomed pan or pot to medium high heat with 1 Tbs oil. Sear steaks on all sides for 30 seconds to 1 minute per side, including the edges. You want to lock the juices into the meat. Exterior should be a nice brown sear. Once seared, place on a plate to rest until ready for the next step.
- Next, melt the butter in a saute pan over medium heat and add in garlic, mushrooms and thyme, sweating out the mushrooms a bit, stirring occasionally for 3 to 5 minutes. Then add in the mustard and sour cream and continue to simmer, reducing to medium low until the mixture is not watery and is thick and creamy.
- Place your puff pastry on a clean work surface and roll it a bit longer and thinner, slicing it down the middle into two square pieces.
- Divide the mushroom mixture onto each of the two pieces of cut pastry, then place a steak on top of each pile of mushrooms.
- Next, fold up the pastry by pulling up the left and right side up over the steak and to the same with the top and bottom edges, securing with egg wash on the bottom. Cut off excess pastry if needed so that you don’t have too much pastry on the seam. Flip the pastry so that the seam is on the bottom and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with the other pastry.
- Brush both pastries with egg wash all over.
- Bake at 400F for 10 minutes then rotate the pan for even baking and browning. Bake for an additional 8 to 10 minutes until the pastry is a golden brown and baked all over. Should be crusty when tapped with your fingernail.
- Remove from the oven when they’re done, then serve.
- *If you selected really thick cuts of meat and you don’t want them to be super rare inside, you can bake them a little longer. The standard thickness of the steaks I tested in this recipe were 1.25 inch thick and were medium rare after a total bake time of 18 minutes.