For Christmas dinner, the classic beef wellington tarts are one of the most traditional and popular dishes. I am sure that you can find many people that like Beef Wellington as it is quite simple and traditional. It is made of beef and there are various ways to cook it. This dish normally comes with a side dish of mushrooms which helps in enhancing the taste of the whole meal.
You will need the following ingredients for making your Beef Wellington. Firstly, you will need the beef tenderloin. You can buy them from any supermarket or you can cut it up into smaller pieces. The cut pieces can then be wrapped in aluminum foil and marinated in the soaks overnight. This overnight process helps in giving the beef tenderloin a good soak so that the meat will have a long-lasting aroma when it is cooked. This is usually done in the fridge.
The next ingredient that you need to use for cooking beef wellington tarts is Worcestershire sauce. This is a mix of dried red pepper flakes, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and garlic. If you don’t have Worcestershire sauce, you can always substitute it with a barbeque sauce. It will give the beef Wellington an even better aroma.
After soaking the beef tenderloin, you will then need to heat up the oven and cook the meat for about half an hour. After this time, you should remove the beef from the oven and allow it to cool. You should then make a batch of Christmas puff pastry that you usually eat during the Christmas holidays.
Put the puff pastry onto a tray, which you will later fill with cold water and freeze until it is frozen solid. Once the pastry is frozen solid, you can then begin assembling your beef Wellington pates at home. Firstly, you should line the bottom of each pastry with mushroom caps. Cover the mushroom caps with the second layer of mushroom stuffing and then cover with the pastry.
Then you should place half a pound of sliced mushrooms on top of the pastry. Next, place half of a quarter-inch of butter and spread over the top of the mushrooms. Then, place another quarter of an inch of butter over the mushrooms. Finally, sprinkle over some thyme and then fold the bottom half of the pastry over. At this point, you should place the finished beef Wellington on top of the mushrooms.
Then you should place in all of the other ingredients such as the parsley, green onions, raisins, and cranberries. After that, you should put the whole mixture into the oven at approximately 300 degrees until the beef pates are done. To avoid excess glue on the stuffing, you should place the beef pates in the freezer for about five to ten minutes before baking. When you are ready to serve, cut the link sausage meat from the center and place it on top of the stuffing.
A beef Wellington for Christmas is definitely a top Christmas gift idea for anyone. It is something that can be made ahead of time and used for a number of different meals throughout the holidays. The wonderful thing about making beef Wellington for Christmas is that it can be served immediately or kept for later. You will enjoy seeing your family and friends eating the classic homemade Christmas treat while drinking some hot cocoa. That way you know that they were able to enjoy a warm and fresh Christmas dinner and remember the joy of the holiday season.