Tasty Tuesday: Duke Wellingtons

posted by Jory on Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I recently read Great Gatsby for the first time. So, in keeping with a theme, I decided to re-title this recipe as a something 20's related. I hope you enjoy! 

Duke Wellingtons (an appetizer):

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds beef tenderloin (or filet mignon), cut into 24 (1-inch) cubes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 ounces mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 5-10 ounces of spinach (as desired)
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Pat the beef dry with a paper towel and season all sides with salt and pepper. Quickly sear the beef on 2 sides only until deep golden brown, about 4 minutes total; do not overcook. Transfer to a plate to cool.
  2. Add the mushrooms and cook until beginning to brown and release liquid, about 5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and continue cooking until mushroom mixture dries out, is golden brown and onions are soft, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in white wine. Let cool.
  3. Preheat to the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  4. On a work surface, roll 1 sheet of puff pastry to a 10 by 14-inch rectangle. Put teaspoon-sized mounds of mushroom mixture on the pastry, evenly spacing them in 4 rows of 3. Top the mushroom mound with a piece of beef, seared side up. If desired, insert spinach between the mushrooms and the beef). With a sharp knife, cut the pastry into even squares around the meat and mushrooms. Working 1 at a time, pull 2 opposite sides of pastry up over each beef piece, then fold the ends over the top to make a packet. Invert and arrange the packets seam side down on the baking sheet and press them lightly to seal the pastry. Repeat with the remaining beef, mushrooms, and pastry.
  5. Bake the Wellingtons until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven to a serving platter and let cool at least 10 minutes before serving. 



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