Christmas Beef Wellington
Christmas is a time for family, friends, and of course, delicious food. One of the most popular dishes served during the holiday season is Beef Wellington. This classic dish is a savory combination of beef tenderloin, mushrooms, and puff pastry. It is a show-stopping dish that is sure to impress your guests. Here is a step-by-step guide to making the perfect Christmas Beef Wellington.
• 2-3 lb. beef tenderloin
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 1 onion, diced
• 8 ounces mushrooms, diced
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
• 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
• 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
• 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
• 1 sheet puff pastry
• 1 egg, beaten
• Salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
3. Season beef tenderloin with salt and pepper. Add to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
4. Add onion, mushrooms, garlic, thyme, and parsley to the skillet. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until vegetables are softened.
5. Add Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard to the skillet and stir to combine.
6. Place beef tenderloin in the center of a sheet of puff pastry. Top with the mushroom mixture.
7. Fold the puff pastry up and around the beef, sealing the edges.
8. Brush the top of the pastry with the beaten egg.
9. Place the Beef Wellington on a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown.
10. Let the Beef Wellington rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Christmas Beef Wellington is best served with roasted potatoes, steamed vegetables, and a creamy horseradish sauce. It also pairs nicely with a glass of red wine.
Q: How long does it take to cook Christmas Beef Wellington?
A: It takes about 25-30 minutes to cook Christmas Beef Wellington in the oven.
Q: Can I make Christmas Beef Wellington ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can make Christmas Beef Wellington ahead of time. Simply prepare the dish up to the point of baking, cover it with plastic wrap, and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When ready to bake, remove the plastic wrap and bake as directed.