Monday, December 25, 2017

#BeefWellington #Prettyeasy #Cooking with Kathleen Rowland

Are you turkey-ed out? I cook all kinds of food.  Yesterday I made vegan puffs with vegan sausages but today I'm making Beef Wellington with many sides including a big wonderful salad. Here is an easy recipe in case you want to make something fancy for your guests.  If I can do it, you can do it. Make individual Wellingtons with this recipe– or just one large one.
beef wellington
1 pound cremini mushrooms (coarsely chopped)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chives (minced)
½ cup whole milk
¼ cup water
4 tablespoons butter (melted, plus more if needed for pans)
2 pounds filet mignon
to taste salt and black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup whole-grain Dijon mustard
½ pound prosciutto di Parma
1 sheet puff pastry (thawed)
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon whole milk
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place beef in a small baking dish, and spread with 2 tablespoons softened butter. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until browned. Remove from pan, and allow to cool completely. Reserve pan juices.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and mushrooms in butter for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool.
  3. Mix together pate and 2 tablespoons softened butter, and season with salt and pepper. Spread pate over beef. Top with onion and mushroom mixture.
  4. Roll out the puff pastry dough, and place beef in the center. Fold up, and seal all the edges, making sure the seams are not too thick. Place beef in a 9×13 inch baking dish, cut a few slits in the top of the dough, and brush with egg yolk.
  5. Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 10 to 15 more minutes, or until pastry is a rich, golden brown. Set aside, and keep warm.
  6. Place all reserved juices in a small saucepan over high heat. Stir in beef stock and red wine; boil for 10 to 15 minutes, or until slightly reduced. Strain, and serve with beef.

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