These individual beef Wellingtons with pate and mushroom duxelle are simple yet elegant. It's the perfect dinner party recipe when you want to impress.
- 4 centre-piece beef eye fillets (150 g)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 sheets frozen puff pastry thawed
- 125 g chicken liver pate
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 500 g frozen mixed vegetables steamed to serve
- 200 g swiss brown mushrooms
- 1 large eschalot chopped (75 g)
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
- 25 g butter chopped
- 2 tbsp dry sherry
- Toss beef in half the oil. Season with salt and pepper.
- Heat a large frying pan over a high heat. Add steaks. Cook for about 1 minute on each side, then cook for a further minute on side-edge of steaks, turning frequently to brown all over. Transfer to a plate lined with absorbent kitchen paper. Cool.
- To make mushroom duxelle, place mushrooms, eschalot and thyme in a food processor. Process until finely chopped.
- Melt butter and remaining oil in same pan over a high heat. Add mushroom mixture. Cook, stirring, for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Add sherry. Boil, stirring, until evaporated and mixture is quite dry. Remove from heat. Cool completely.
- To assemble, cut pastry in half diagonally. Cut a 2cm strip from both sides of the cut. Discard strips of pastry. Place one triangle, slightly overlapping, over the other. Press to seal join on both sides.
- Spread pate evenly over tops and sides of steaks. Spoon a quarter of the mushroom duxelle into middle of each pastry sheet. Place steaks on top, pate-side facing down. With one point of pastry facing you, fold one side over the other. Brush join with egg, then fold in other sides to form a parcel. Place seam-side down on a lightly greased oven tray. Brush pastry parcels all over with egg.
- Cook in a hot oven (200C) for about 18 minutes, or until pastry is browned and steaks are cooked to medium.
- Serve with steamed vegetables.
This recipe is…
Please note, nutritional information is approximate and based on the uncooked ingredients.
|- Saturated fat||33.6 g|
|Total carbohydrates||126.3 g|
|- Sugars||4.8 g|
|Dietary fibre||9.6 g|