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Beef Wellington Recipe

Beef Wellington, with its luxurious layers of beef fillet, mushroom duxelles, and flaky pastry, is a culinary masterpiece that's often reserved for special occasions and grand celebrations. In this article, we're excited to share our treasured Beef Wellington recipe with you. Whether you're planning an elegant dinner party or simply aiming to create a gourmet dining experience at home, this recipe promises a dish that's sure to impress and delight.

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The Allure of Beef Wellington


Beef Wellington is a dish that embodies sophistication and indulgence. The process of enveloping a perfectly seared beef fillet with a rich mushroom mixture and then wrapping it in buttery puff pastry results in a stunning and delicious centerpiece. Baking your Beef Wellington at home isn't just about cooking; it's about crafting a work of culinary art that's as visually impressive as it is flavorful.


Why Choose Homemade Beef Wellington


While dining out for Beef Wellington can be a luxurious treat, preparing it in your own kitchen is a rewarding endeavor that allows you to tailor the dish to your preferences. You have control over the quality of the ingredients, the level of seasoning, and the cooking time, ensuring that each bite is perfection. Making Beef Wellington at home is also a culinary adventure, a journey of flavors, textures, and presentation that's bound to create a memorable dining experience.


Essential Ingredients for Your Beef Wellington


Before we dive into the recipe, let's gather the essential ingredients. For homemade Beef Wellington, you'll need beef tenderloin, mushrooms, shallots, garlic, puff pastry, Dijon mustard, prosciutto, and egg wash. These simple yet crucial components come together to create a dish that's an exquisite balance of flavors and textures, perfect for any special occasion.


Beef Wellington Recipe


Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds beef tenderloin

  • 1 pound mushrooms, finely chopped

  • 2 shallots, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 sheets puff pastry

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 4-6 slices prosciutto

  • 1 egg (for egg wash)

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • Olive oil, for searing

Instructions:

  1. Season the beef tenderloin generously with salt and pepper. In a hot skillet, sear the beef on all sides until it's well browned. Set it aside to cool.

  2. In the same skillet, add a bit of olive oil and sauté the shallots and garlic until they're soft and fragrant. Add the chopped mushrooms and cook until they release their moisture and become browned. Season with salt and pepper. Allow this mushroom mixture, called duxelles, to cool.

  3. Lay out a sheet of plastic wrap and place the prosciutto slices on it, slightly overlapping, to create a "prosciutto blanket." Spread a layer of the mushroom duxelles over the prosciutto.

  4. Brush the seared beef with Dijon mustard and place it on top of the mushroom duxelles.

  5. Use the plastic wrap to help wrap the prosciutto and mushroom mixture around the beef tightly. Twist the ends of the plastic wrap to secure. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes to allow it to set.

  6. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).

  7. Roll out the puff pastry on a floured surface to a size large enough to wrap the beef entirely.

  8. Unwrap the beef from the plastic wrap and place it in the center of the puff pastry. Fold the pastry over the beef, sealing the edges.

  9. Brush the entire pastry with an egg wash.

  10. Place the wrapped Beef Wellington on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for about 40-45 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and the internal temperature of the beef reaches your desired level of doneness.

  11. Allow the Beef Wellington to rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

  12. Slice, serve, and savor your homemade Beef Wellington, a culinary masterpiece for special occasions.


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