Looking for the perfect recipe for a special occasion or holiday dinner? Look no further than Beef Wellington, one of the most iconic dishes in British cuisine. And who better to provide the recipe than the one and only Gordon Ramsey? Here's his take on this classic dish:
- 1 1/2 lb beef tenderloin
- Salt and black pepper (to taste)
- Olive oil (as needed)
- 1 lb mushrooms (finely chopped)
- 2-3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup white wine
- 1/2 cup pâté or liverwurst
- 1/2 lb puff pastry
- 2 egg yolks beaten with 1 tablespoon water
Preheat your oven to 425°F. Season the beef tenderloin with salt and pepper.
Heat some olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Sear the beef on all sides until it's nicely browned, then remove it from the skillet and let it cool.
In the same skillet, add more olive oil if needed and sauté the mushrooms until they're nicely browned. Then, add the garlic and herbs and sauté for another minute or two until the garlic is fragrant.
Add the butter to the skillet and let it melt. Then, add the white wine and cook for a few minutes until it's reduced by half.
Remove the skillet from the heat and let the mushroom mixture cool.
On a floured surface, roll out the puff pastry to about 1/4 inch thickness. Spread the pâté or liverwurst on top of the pastry, leaving a border around the edges.
Spread the mushroom mixture on top of the pâté or liverwurst, then place the seared beef tenderloin on top.
Wrap the puff pastry around the beef tenderloin, making sure to seal the edges well. Brush the top with the egg yolk mixture.
Place the Beef Wellington on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and the beef tenderloin is cooked to your desired temperature.
Remove the Beef Wellington from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
Fun Fact: Did you know that Beef Wellington is named after the Duke of Wellington, a British military hero who famously defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo?
And there you have it, a delicious and impressive recipe for Beef Wellington from none other than Gordon Ramsey. So go ahead and impress your guests with this classic dish - it's sure to be a hit!