Are you wanting to expand your culinary abilities in 2020? But you have looked at your schedule and are unsure when you will get the time to do so?
I hear ya.
Life can be crazy busy sometimes, and finding extra time to try a new recipe, and perhaps learning new kitchen skills at the same time, can feel daunting. But it is so worth it!
The trick is to find a recipe that helps you to gain new skills, but not be too time consuming.
Might I suggest trying Beef Wellington?
I know, I know. It sounds really fancy and probably requires more time and skill than you can give in your busy day.
But trust me you are going to need to try this recipe. It’s straight forward, and wow. The end result is sure to impress and delight your family’s taste buds.
When the moisture released by the mushrooms has boiled away, remove the mushrooms from the pan and set aside to cool.
Place the beef filet in the middle, roll the mushroom and ham over the fillet, using the plastic wrap so that you do this tightly.
Wrap up the beef filet into a tight barrel shape, twisting the ends of the plastic wrap to secure. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Unwrap the fillet from the plastic wrap and place in the middle of the pastry dough. Brush the edges of the pastry with the beaten egg yolks.
Fold the pastry around the fillet, cutting off any excess at the ends (pastry that is more than 2 layers thick will not cook all the way, try to limit the overlap).
Place on a small plate, seam side down, and brush beaten egg yolks all over the top. Chill for 5-10 minutes.
Score the top of the pastry with a sharp knife, not going all the way through the pastry. Sprinkle the top with coarse salt.
Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Slice in 1-inch thick slices.
Then fix yourself a big ole plate and enjoy!
Don’t forget to congratulate yourself too! You took the time to try something new, despite your busy life.
Oh! Might I suggest that if you’re interested in a beef tenderloin from Oak Barn Beef, contact us to see if a special order is available for this item! We would love to supply you with only the best, Nebraska raised, dry aged beef.