Individual Beef Wellingtons Recipe
I have made a large beef wellington before and it was very nice and looked great, it can be expensive and also takes time to make. When there are only a few of you a beef wellington is not always ideal, individual beef wellingtons however are perfect!
This recipe is not only incredible tasty, its fairly quick and easy to do. I would recommend it if you are wanting to make an impressive meal for 4 or even a nice romantic meal for a love one.
This recipe was inspired by Jamie Olivers Beef Wellington – his recipe can be found here
This Individual Beef Wellingtons Recipe will serve 2 people, if you want more than simply double the needed ingredients
- 2 Fillet steaks
- 1/2 Red Onion
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 200-300 g mixed mushrooms
- 2 chicken livers
- 25 g breadcrumbs
- 250 g puff pastry
- 1 Egg
- Pre-heat a frying pan and season your fillets with a little oil and salt.
- Sear the beef to ensure that all sides are cooked
- Once sealed put the beef onto a plate to rest and return the pan to the cooker with a bit of oil
- Finely cut the onion, garlic and mushrooms and place in the frying pan
- Cook until onions and mushrooms are cooked and soft
- Chop the livers into smaller bits and add to the pan until cooked
- Take off the heat and mix in the breadcrumbs
- Preheat your oven to roughly 200 degrees
- Take a blog of 500g of puff pastry and cut into 4 equal sections, you will only need 2 of these
- Roll out of the segments so that it will completely cover the fillet steak
- Spread the mushroom mixture on the pastry
- Place the fillet steak onto the mixture with roughly 2 CM of pastry on one side
- Fold the other side so it completely goes over the fillet steak
- Mix the egg into a bowl and egg wash the cm gap and fold this over onto the other side of the pastry and seal it in place
- Egg Wash the sides and fold these over as though wrapping a gift
- Completely egg wash this side and then place it seam side down onto a baking try
- Ensure that you egg was the rest of the individual beef wellington
- Place the individual beef wellingtons into the oven and bake
Depending on how rare you want your individual beef wellingtons would alter the amount of time you cook it for. Roughly 15-20 minutes for rare and a little longer for medium/well done. I like my steak rare but I left it in the oven until it was well done as I want the pastry to be golden and crispy.
Once you are happy with it, take them out of the oven and let them rest for 10-20 minutes. Once you put the individual beef wellingtons into the oven you may want to think about what other things you are going to have with it. I would always recommend adding it with some carrots, greens and potatoes….yummy!!