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The Ultimate Beef Wellington

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Your first meal of the New Year should be Beef Wellington. This dish does have a few steps (Duxelle, Crêpes, Searing fillet) but it’s such a beautiful dish and it does taste amazing too!!!

Beef Wellington is a steak dish of English origin, made out of fillet steak coated with pâté and duxelles, wrapped in puff pastry, then baked. Some recipes include wrapping the coated meat in a crêpe or parma ham to retain the moisture and prevent it from making the pastry soggy.

Duxelles is a finely chopped mixture of mushrooms or mushroom stems, onions or shallots, herbs such as thyme or parsley, and black pepper, sautéed in butter and reduced to a paste. Some cream is sometimes used as well, and some recipes add a dash of Madeira or sherry.

Yield: 4-6 portions depending on size

The Ultimate Beef Wellington

an image of Beefwellington with Mushroom Duxelles and veggies on the side

Rochelle prepared this as the first meal of the New Year for her family. This dish does have a few steps (Duxelle, Crêpes, Searing fillet) but it’s such a beautiful dish and it does taste amazing too!!!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 ½ Cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Oil
  • 1 tsp. Salt

Mushroom Duxelles

  • 100g Butter
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (grated/minced)
  • 500g Mushrooms (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp. Thyme (chopped)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Beef Wellington

  • Beef Fillet (approx. 800g)
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

Crepes

  1. Combine flour, milk, eggs, salt, and oil in a bowl and whisk to create a smooth batter.
  2. Heat a nonstick skillet/ pan and spoon a thin layer of batter in.
  3. Swirl the pan to create an even crêpe.
  4. Flip to brown, remove and place on a covered plate.
  5. Enjoy!!
  6. Lay out puff pastry on a lightly floured surface.
  7. Lay the crêpes on top (I used 4).
  8. Spoon a layer of duxelles over the crêpes, brush mustard on all sides of the fillet, and place it on the duxelles.
  9. Roll tightly in the puff pastry and score the top.
  10. Brush with egg and bake in a preheated oven 180C / 350F for 20-25 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool before slicing.
  12. Serve and enjoy!!

Mushroom Duxelles

  1. Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened.
  3. Add mushrooms and seasoning and cook until all the liquid has completely cooked out.
  4. Remove from heat and add in the herbs.
  5. Allow it to cool completely.

Beef Wellington

  1. Season the fillet with salt and pepper, heat a thin film of oil in a non-stick pan then sear the meat on all sides.
  2. Set aside to rest.

Notes

Prepared, tried, and tested by Rochelle from The Recipe Hunter: Tried  and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs and SA Tasty Recipes – Saffas  Daily Recipes

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 328Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 116mgSodium 704mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 3gSugar 6gProtein 12g

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2 thoughts on “The Ultimate Beef Wellington”

  1. This looks amazing! My daughter and I love to watch Gordon Ramsey and he makes this all the time. We’ve always wanted to try it. Maybe we will have to give a try. Thanks for the recipe.
    – Maria

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    • Morning Maria. So happy that you will have a go at this one and trust that you will also enjoy doing it with your daughter, great bonding time in the kitchen, and above all enjoy the beef Wellington. Please let us know what you think and how it turned out. Enjoy

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