RECIPE | BEEF WELLINGTON

Beef wellington, need I say more? Treat yourself, this recipe is always a crowd pleaser and may seem more intimidating than what is actually is.Everything about this dish ticks ALL the boxes, a juicy tender beef fillet, luscious savory mushroom duxelle, all wrapped in a golden crisp layer off puff pastry. I mean, drool!

(serves 6)

Highly recommended with a bottle of LUDDITE Shiraz 2013

Ingredients

1/2 Beef Fillet
1 Roll Puff Pastry
2 Eggs
1 tbsp Hot English Mustard
2 Tbsp Willow creek olive oil
6 Slices Prosciutto ham

For the the mushroom duxelle:
1 1/2 Punnets brown mushrooms
2 Cloves Garlic
3 Sprigs Thyme
3 Tbsp Butter
Seasoning

Method

Preheat your Siemens 4D combi oven to 180°C

Sear your seasoned beef fillet in a smoking hot pan until golden brown

Allow to rest for 20 minutes

For the mushroom duxelle:

Roughly slice all your mushrooms & in a hot pan begin to fry along with your garlic, thyme and butter until no moisture is left in your pan

Season and allow to slightly cool

On chopping board begin to finely chop your mushrooms until a spreadable, duxelle texture is achieved

Set aside

Line your cling film on you flat kitchen surface to roll your beef wellington

Layer you prosciutto ham on top of you prepared clingfilm layer

Evenly spread your mushroom duxelle on top of your procsciutto ham

Brush your rested beef fillet with hot English mustard & roll your beef fillet into your prepared layers, making sure the cling film is wrapped tightly to help hold its shape

Allow to rest in the fridge for 15 minutes

Begin to roll out your puff pastry on a floured surface, roll until large enough to cover the entire beef fillet

Brush the inside of your puff pastry to help it stick to your fillet

Remove the cling film from round your beef fillet & gently roll into your puff pastry layer

Seal your pastry closed & generously brush your beef wellington with egg wash & place into the fridge to rest for 10 minutes , this helps prevent you pastry from splitting & shrinking

Remove your uncooked beef wellington from the fridge & place into you preheated Siemens 4D combi oven for 30 minutes

Once your beef wellington is cooked & golden brown remove from the oven & rest for 10 minutes before portioning

Gently slice your beef wellington into desired size using your sharp Scanpan knife

Best served with my golden roasties & slathered in a homemade gravy!