Eye Fillet Beef Wellingtons

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  1. Adro85

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    I've been on night shift for about two weeks straight, which means the girlfriend normally cooks and I eat when I get home. But she's just started a new job at night so neither of us are home, which means I subsist on toasted tuna sandwiches at work :lol: so since I had yesterday off, I decided I wanted to cook for once, and try something I'd never used before: puff pastry.

    So here's my individual beef Wellingtons, with crispy smashed potatoes and asparagus spears (token vegetables).

    Take:

    Two eye fillet rounds (butcher cuts them like that, they're exquisite)
    Seeded mustard
    Sliced mushrooms
    Puff pastry
    Salt and pepper to season steak
    Asparagus spears
    Golden delight potatoes.

    Season and leave steaks to get to room temperature.


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    Toss mushrooms in hot pan with butter, fry.


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    Just a reminder of how good those steaks look.


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    Dice the mushrooms so they can be shaped around the steaks. I'd intended to food process them into more of a paste but I couldn't find the fucking blade for the mini-chopper.


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    Seal the steaks on a hot pan; don't cook them through, rest.


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    Take a sheet of puff pastry, place diced mushrooms in circle.


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    Place steak on top of mushrooms.


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    Smear with more mushrooms, seeded mustard.


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    Wrap the suckers up. Here's where I had trouble because I had too much extra pastry and so they were pastry-heavy underneath, which sucked.


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    Bake in the preheated oven (200* fan-forced) for 15-25 minutes depending on how you like your steak.


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    Finished product! Potatoes were a failure, they didn't "smash" the way I'd hoped they would, but they still tasted good. I par-boiled them, squished them with a plate (hoping they would break open but stay together somewhat, no dice) and seasoned them with oregano, salt and pepper and butter before baking them crispy. Asparagus was quickly fried in some butter in the pan.

    Verdict: It was tasty, the meat fell apart beautifully and the mustard and mushroom filling was delicious. But the extra pastry on the bottom was gummy and unappetising. Now I know for next time!
     
  2. MoMaN69

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    that looks very nice, im going to try this for sure

    ps. you can come to my house any cook me dinner anytime you like :p
     
  3. Arch-Angel

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    Fark that's some good looking meat right there. :thumbup:
     
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    It's from Meat @ Billy's at Ashgrove if that's your area.
     
  5. gregpolk

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    No pancake/crepe? You'd get in trouble from Michelle on Masterchef! Looks devine though, how did the pastry turn out?
     
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    Pretty average, it was my first time ever using puff pastry. I should have cut the sheets down more so only the bare minimum was wrapping the meat, but instead there was extra folded stuff inside that didn't cook and was just soft and not great to eat. Scraped that bit out though and the rest was tasty :)
     
  7. mr bastard

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    Did the GF show her appreciation:D:);)?
     

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