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This is my blog of recipes. I like "eating the rainbow" as well as globe-trotting through food. I totally dig heady local produce and local fresh meats.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Individual Beef Wellingtons

You MUST try these! Serve these at your next party and no one will be upset with them... they are perfect, no diggity.

1 package puff pastry
1 1lb skirt steak
1 portabella mushroom
1/2 medium onion
1 TBSP butter

Preheat oven to 420 degrees.

Preheat a pan or griddle so it is scorching hot. Sprinkle beef liberally with salt and pepper. Cook on the scorching pan for about 4 minutes per side. Let rest while you super finely chop the mushroom and onion and saute on medium with butter until mushrooms are tender (about 10 minutes). Chop the meat (after letting it rest) into bite sized cubes. Roll out puff pastry slightly and cut into 16 pieces. Put a dab of the mushroom mix as well as a cube of beef and wrap up. Lay on parchment lined sheet pan and cook until just golden brown (10 minutes-ish, but keep an sharp eye on them as this time varies and you do not want them to burn.

If you wanted to get ill-gourmet on these (not that you need to... on their own is just fine) you can also spread a dab of pate on the puff pastry before the mushrooms and meat. This makes it more authentic and adds another bite of taste. Soooo good! I could eat the whole load.

1 comment:

  1. These things are amazing. We had about 20 at a party and they were all gone before the plate was put down. Except the last one (evewryone "felt bad" taking the last one. So I ate it.