Celebrating Pie Week with a Beef Wellington

Congratulations, it is officially Pie Week! To mark the occasion, I have made one of my signature dishes: Beef Wellington.

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A beef wellington I made to celebrate Pie Week.

The challenge to make this dish came from the guys at Iceland. When the proposal was put to me, I knew exactly what I was going to make as I love the challenge of putting together a Beef Wellington.

In fact there’s a little history here. When Mrs Adams was pregnant with our eldest daughter, we (unsurprisingly) stayed in for New Year’s Eve. I made a Beef Wellington and the end result was so good Mrs Adams still talks about it almost nine years later.

To make this dish, I have relied on the #PowerOfFrozen: the idea that frozen foods can be convenient, save time and taste good. In particular I will be relying on Iceland’s frozen puff pastry and frozen Beef.

As the Beef Wellington needs to rest in the fridge before cooking, this is a recipe that’s worth preparing in the morning, ready to eat in the evening. Here’s how to make your own Beef Wellington to mark Pie Week.

Ingredients

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Some of the ingredients you will need to make your Beef Wellington. Everything pictured here is available from Iceland.

To serve: roast, boiled or mashed potatoes and vegetables of your choice.

Method

  • Season the beef and then sear it. Set aside to cool.
  • Place the mushrooms in a food processor and mill then down to a thick paste. Be careful not to mill them down too much or they will become very runny.
  • Lay out a piece of cling film over a chopping board, large enough to cover the beef.
  • Lay the slices of prosciutto ham on top of the cling film so they overlap.
  • Spread the mushroom paste over the prosciutto.
  • Place the chilled beef in the middle of the prosciutto and spread a thin layer of mustard across the beef.
  • Gently pull the cling film, ham and mushroom paste mix over the top of the beef. Roll it up tightly like a sausage and place in the fridge to chill for an hour or so.
  • Once chilled, roll out a square of pastry large enough to cover the beef on the chopping board.
  • Gently remove the cling film and place the beef in the middle of the square of pastry.
  • Paint one edge of the pastry with egg yolk and draw it together so the Beef is wrapped up in the pastry, rather like a Cornish pasty.
  • Cut off any excess pastry and glaze with the rest of the egg yolk.
  • Place the Beef Wellington back in the fridge to chill for a few hours.
  • When you are ready to dine, place in the oven at 220 degrees centigrade for 20-25 minutes if you would like it medium rare, around 30 minutes for medium.
  • Allow to stand for a few minutes before cutting into thick slices and serving.
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The completed Beef Wellington, ready to be served up.

This is a great recipe to mark a special occasion and it is, let’s face it, a little indulgent! I hope you enjoy Pie Week and give this or another recipe a go.

Beef Wellington, Iceland, #poweroffrozen

Beef Wellingon is a fantastic meal to mark a special occasion such as Pie Week.

If you do make your own Beef Wellington, please do leave a comment below detailing how it went. Alternatively, if you would like other recipe ideas, follow the hashtag #PowerOfFrozen on social media and you will see what others have got up to.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post produced in association with Iceland.

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8 Comments

  1. March 11, 2017 / 9:14 am

    This looks so good. I just love pie and I’m not even that fussy about the filling! I don’t think I’ve been to an Iceland for over 10 years. People keep saying how good it is. Must check it out!

    • John Adams
      Author
      March 13, 2017 / 5:28 am

      Oh I think you should Tas. The frozen range has been expanded and improved and you can even buy fresh fruit and veg in store. Iceland has changed quite a bit.

  2. March 13, 2017 / 6:35 am

    Ermm…yes please and it surprised me that you could get all the fresh ingredients from Iceland. Well done you! Happy Monday 🙂 x

    • John Adams
      Author
      March 22, 2017 / 6:28 am

      You certainly can, Iceland has expanded its range a fair bit.

  3. March 13, 2017 / 9:04 am

    No wonder your wife still mentions this recipe – it looks great! Another one to put on my ‘must try this’ list.

    • John Adams
      Author
      March 22, 2017 / 6:28 am

      Try it Tom. It may sem a little complicated but it’s actually very simple indeed.

  4. March 13, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    I love beef wellington and haven’t had one in years…I’m going to nab this recipe from you.