Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington Recipe

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Jackie Brink


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8 to 12


  • 5 lb
    whole fillet of beef, well trimmed of excess fat and sinew (silver skin)
  • 1
    shallot finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 lb
    mushrooms, very finely chopped
  • ·
    a grating of fresh nutmeg
  • ·
    salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2
    large sheets puff pastry
  • 8 oz
    prepared 'pate de foie gras
  • 1
    egg yolk mixed with 1 tbs water

How to Make Beef Wellington


  1. Place the fillet on a wire rack in a large roasting pan and roast
    in a preheated 425F (220C) oven until it reaches an internal
    temperature of 120F (48C), about 20 minutes. Remove from
    the oven and let the meat return to room temperature. Meanwhile,
    saute the shallot in the butter until tender but not browned, about
    5 minutes. Add the chopped mushrooms and saute over high
    heat, stirring frequently, until almost all of the moisture has
    evaporated - the mixture should resemble a coarse paste.
    Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper, and allow to cool to room
  2. To assemble, roll out the sheets of puff pastry until they are
    about 2 inches (5 cm) longer and wider than the fillet. Place the
    fillet in the center of one of the sheets of puff pastry and spread
    the pate de foie in a thin layer over the top and sides of the beef.
    Top with the mushroom mixture. Brush the edges of the pastry
    with water and place the second sheet of puff pastry over the top.
    Trim and seal the edges, crimping with your fingers or the tines
    of a fork. Decorate the top of the log with any remaining puff
    pastry cut into decorative shapes and brush with the egg yolk
    mixture. Bake in a preheated 425F (220C) oven for 10 minutes.
    Reduce the heat to 375F (190C) and bake until the crust is
    golden brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and
    allow to rest 10 minutes. To serve, cut with a very sharp knife
    into slices about 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick.

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About Beef Wellington

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: English

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