Mini Beef Wellington

Mini Beef Wellingtons

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makes 6 individual portions

prep time: 1 hour

cook time: 1 hour

total time: 2 hours

  • 1 TABLESPOON BUTTER
  • 1 LB MUSHROOMS, FINELY CHOPPED
  • 2-3 SPRIGS FRESH THYME
  • SALT AND FRESHLY GROUND PEPPER
  • 1 LB BEEF TENDERLOIN/FILET, CUT INTO CUBES
  • SALT AND FRESHLY GROUND PEPPER
  • 1 TABLESPOON OIL
  • 1-2 TABLESPOONS GREY POUPON DIJON MUSTARD, OR TO TASTE
  • 6 SLICES PARMA HAM
  • 2 SHEETS OF PUFF PASTRY, THAWED
  • 1 EGG YOLK, LIGHTLY BEATEN WITH 1 TEASPOON WATER

Melt the butter over medium low heat. When melted, add the mushrooms and thyme and cook, without stirring, 5 minutes. Stir and continue to cook until all moisture has cooked out and mushrooms resemble a smooth paste. Taste and season with salt and pepper, remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.

While the mushrooms are cooking, pat the filet cubes dry and season withe salt and pepper. Heat oil in a cast iron pan over very high heat and sear all sides of the filet, 1 minute per side. Remove from the pan and let rest.

Use a pastry brush and brush on a generous amount of dijon on to all sides of the filets.

On a piece of plastic wrap, lay out a slice of prosciutto and spread a thin layer of mushrooms on. Place the filet cube in the centre and wrap the prosciutto around it. Wrap well with the plastic, making sure it is tight and held together. Chill in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Cut the puff pastry into strips the width of the filet packages. Unwrap the filet and place on a strip of puff pastry and bring together. Use another piece of puff pastry, placed the opposite way and bring together to encase the beef. Use a bit of water to stick pastry together.

Place wellingtons seam side down on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush with the egg yolk wash. Using the back of a knife, lightly score in a leaf pattern and sprinkle with a bit of coarse salt.

Bake the wellingtons for 10 minutes, then rotate the pan and turn up the heat to 450°. Bake for another 10 minutes or until golden and puffy. Let rest and enjoy!

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