A nice and tender Beef Wellington is easier to make than you think
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Ever had the pleasure of dining on a juicy, tender Beef Wellington? Maybe not, since few restaurants have the exclusive dish on their menu and those that do jack up the price. This is not at all necessary as you can whip up the high-end classic dish all by yourself.
You'll need the following:
- 2 beef tenderloin, 6 oz. each
- Vegetable oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- Mushrooms, 6 oz. chopped
- Salt and pepper
- 1 clove of garlic, chopped
- A few twigs of fresh thyme
- 1/3 cup of sherry
- 2 sheets of puff pastry (store-bought or homemade)
Here's what you do:
Wrap a piece of cooking yarn around both filets. This helps the meat stay nice and juicy after it's fried in the pan and it fits better inside the puff pastry.
Fry up both sides of the filets on high in the vegetable oil.
Using a pair of tongs, you can grab the filets and fry the sides as well.
Now put the two beef filets to the side and add butter to the pan. First, sautée the onion in the fat, then add the chopped mushrooms. Now salt and pepper.
Now add the chopped garlic, followed by the sherry and thyme.
Place a sheet of puff pastry on a big piece of plastic wrap. Pile a little bit of the mushrooms on top.
Put the beef tenderloin on top of the mushrooms and cut off the cooking yarn.
The whole thing gets a dollop of mustard and another serving of mushrooms.
Using the plastic wrap, wrap up the beef tenderloin.
Roll the puff pastry into a small ball. Don't worry: thanks to the plastic wrap nothing will fall out and you can seal the pastry shut without issue.
Roll the puff pastry balls out of the plastic wrap and place them on a baking sheet. Coat them with whisked egg. Now you just have to bake them in the oven for 20 minutes at 430°F.
Would anyone who sees this really think you're the one who cooked it? The filet looks like an order from a 5 star restaurant.
The video below should convince you that this dish is really not hard to make:
You've probably never had such a juicy piece of meat on your plate before. Beef Wellington may not be a quick and easy dish to make as a snack, but it is definitely something for special occasions or when you have guests visiting. Maybe even a romantic dinner? After all, they do say that food is the fastest way to a man's heart.