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Beef Wellington

Reheating time: 10-15 minutes- preheat oven to 350F

The majestic return of beef wellington. I personally love repeating things- because it gives us a chance to have another go at something that we may have under executed the first time. Beef wellington for a crowd is certainly ambitious, to say the least, but usually, when you’re cooking it at home, you can just make one big one. Not today! We made little personal wellingtons. They are so cute, and extremely delicious. The braised short rib inside is bursting with flavor, and the tender, juicy texture is unreal when wrapped up in puff pastry with some truffled mushroom duxelles and parsley salt. When you slice it up, plate it up on top of some mashed potatoes, and drizzle truffle gravy all over the place, you’re going to float right away. In a good way. Mashed potatoes, truffle gravy, and applefield mixed lettuces are the supporting cast for these cute little pastry-wrapped chunks of goodness, and we couldn’t think of any better sides, even on this summer day. Sometimes, you gotta go for the classics. Keep it simple, kids. Get in there!

For the wellington:

The best way to heat the wellingtons is in your oven, but I will warn you, it might take a while. I’ll first explain, quickly, how to ehat them in the oven, and then provide a small shortcut/trick to speed everything up. 

First, set your oven to 350. On a sheet tray lined with aluminum, lay out the wellingtons, and pop them in the oven. Set a timer for 10 minutes. Walk away. 

Once the timer goes off, remove the wellingtons, and poke them with something small (a cake tester, or a paperclip). The inside should be warm, and tender. If it’s none of those things, it needs more time! Keep going in 5 minute increments till the wellingtons are warm, tender, and not burned 🙂

We want to gradually heat the wellingtons, so they don’t dry out, and so that the pastry crust doesn’t burn before the meat inside is warmed through/tender. 

This might take a while, but here’s a shortcut. You can cut the oven time down by simply microwaving the wellingtons first, which will heat them directly. 

It’s not a science, but I’m confident that you guys can get these things hot!

For the mashed potatoes:

Ok, these will do best in the microwave. It’s weird. I hate the microwave, but I also love it. Microwave the potatoes, in a microwave safe dish, for 2-3 minutes till they’re nice and hot. Stir them up to heat evenly, then plate em up!

For the gravy:

Warm the gravy in a small saucepot over medium heat. If it’s thicker than you would prefer, feel free to thin it out with some water. No harm in that!

For the salad:

Really no need to explain what needs to happen here. I think you know already. Salad → bowl, dressing → salad, salt+ pepper → salad, mix!

To plate everything up!

Okay, you’ve got hot wellingtons, hot potatoes, hot gravy, and a salad. You’re ready. Two options. Fill your plate with your personal wellington, some mashed potatoes, a healthy drizzle of gravy, and enjoy the salad on the side. Get ready!

Thanks for ordering 🙂 Enjoy! <3 WECO

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