New Beef Wellington Christmas Recipe


Mouth-watering hell’s kitchen beef wellington new Christmas recipe is really easy to make, only taking 20 minutes of prep-time. Beef Wellington is Gordon Ramsay’s most popular recipe, This new version has a twist with a handful of chestnuts, adding that extra texture, and flavor needed for the holidays. This has become one of our favorite recipes for our family special occasion dinners.

What is in Gordon Ramsay’s Beef Wellington?

Gordon Ramsay Beef Wellington is a preparation of beef fillet steak coated with pâté and mushroom Duxelles, which is then wrapped in prosciutto di Parma ham, wrapped in puff pastry and baked.

How to Make Gordon Ramsay New Beef Wellington

The step by step guide below makes this recipe easier than it looks, Beef Wellington makes a great alternative to a Sunday roast. Now go gather your equipment and let’s start cooking.

Equipment Needed for Beef Wellington Recipe:

  • Chefs knife
  • Cutting board
  • 12″ Skillet
  • 12″ Tongs
  • Brush
  • Wooden spoon
  • Small bowl
  • Baking pan

1. Sear Beef Fillet

Pat filet mignon dry with paper towels and season generously with salt and pepper. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. When the oil is hot but not smoking, add the filet mignon and brown from 1–2 minutes on all sides.

Remove from heat and place on a cutting board. Brush Dijon mustard onto the filet and allow it to cool. Place beef aside and preheat the oven to 425°F.

2. Make Mushroom Duxelles

Add cremini mushrooms and a handful of chestnuts, salt, and pepper to a food processor and process until they are finely minced, forming a rough paste.

In a medium sauté pan over medium heat, add the mushroom paste. Spread the mixture evenly over the surface and cook on medium heat until the moisture in the paste is mostly evaporated, 15–20 minutes, and the mixture has the consistency of a spreadable pâté. Remove from heat, stir in the chives, and let cool.

3. Build Beef Wellington

On a cutting board, lay out a long piece of plastic wrap. In the middle of the wrap, lay out the prosciutto shingle-style to form a rectangle large enough to encompass the whole filet. Spread mushroom duxelles in a thin layer over the prosciutto.

Place the filet on top of the mushrooms. Use the plastic wrap to help in rolling the beef up tightly in the duxelles-covered prosciutto, tucking in the ends so the beef is completely encompassed. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.

4. Roll Beef Fillet in Puff Pastry Dough

On a floured surface, gently roll out the puff pastry until it is ¼ inch thick, no thinner. Depending on the size of the pastry sheet, two overlapping sheets can be used to ensure the filet will be completely covered and sealed.

Set the beef in the center of the pastry and generously brush the pastry with the egg wash. Bring pastry up and around the beef and seal tightly. Pinch the ends closed and trim off any excess puff pastry. Refrigerate for 5–10 minutes to let it firm up again.

5. Bake Beef Wellington

In a bowl, mix together egg yolk and milk. REMOVE Wellington from the refrigerator. Place the Wellington seam side down on the preheated baking sheet. Brush the top of the puff pastry with the remaining egg wash and score it with a sharp paring knife. Sprinkle with sea salt and place pan in the oven.

Bake for approximately 35 minutes at 425°F or until the internal temperature of the steak reaches 120°F for medium-rare. REMOVE from the oven and let rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing.


New Beef Wellington Christmas Recipe

3 from 53 votes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

Gordon Ramsay’s New Holiday for Beef Wellington

Ingredients

  • Mushroom Duxelles
  • 1 lb. cremini mushrooms, coarsely chopped

  • 1 handful Chestnuts

  • ½ tsp. Kosher salt

  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tbsp. minced chopped chives

  • Beef Filet of Wellington
  • 2 lb. filet mignon Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tbsp. canola or grapeseed oil

  • ¼ C. whole-grain Dijon mustard

  • ½ lb. prosciutto di Parma

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 tbsp. whole milk

  • Puff Pastry Dough
  • 1 sheet of pre-made Puff Pastry Dough.

Directions

  • Quickly sear the beef fillets in a hot pan with a little olive oil for 30 60 seconds until browned all over and rare in the middle. Remove from the pan and leave to cool.
  • Finely chop the mushrooms with chestnuts and fry in a hot pan with a little olive oil, the thyme leaves and some seasoning. When the mushrooms begin to release their juices, continue to cook over a high heat for about 10 minutes until all the excess moisture has evaporated and you are left with a mushroom paste (known as a duxelles). Remove the duxelle from the pan and leave to cool.
  • Cut the pastry in half, place on a lightly floured surface and roll each piece into a rectangle large enough to envelop one of the beef fillets. Chill in the refrigerator.
  • Lay a large sheet of cling film on a work surface and place 4 slices of Parma ham in the middle, overlapping them slightly, to create a square. Spread half the duxelle evenly over the ham.
  • Season the beef fillets, then place them on top of the mushroom-covered ham. Using the cling film, roll the Parma ham over the beef, then roll and tie the cling film to get a nice, evenly thick log. Repeat this step with the other beef fillet, then chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Brush the pastry with the egg wash. Remove the cling film from the beef, then wrap the pastry around each ham-wrapped fillet. Trim the pastry and brush all over with the egg wash. Cover with cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the red wine sauce. Heat the oil in a large pan, then fry the beef trimmings for a few minutes until browned on all sides. Stir in the shallots with the peppercorns, bay, and thyme and continue to cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the shallots turn golden brown.
  • Pour in the vinegar and let it bubble for a few minutes until almost dry. Now add the wine and boil until nearly entirely reduced. Add the stock and bring to the boil again. Lower the heat and simmer gently for 1 hour, removing any scum from the surface of the sauce until you have the desired consistency. Strain the liquid through a fine sieve lined with muslin. Check for seasoning and set aside.
  • When you are ready to cook the beef wellingtons, score the pastry lightly and brush with the egg wash again, then bake at Bake for approximately 35 minutes at 425°F until the pastry is golden brown and cooked. Rest for 10 minutes before carving.
  • Meanwhile, reheat the sauce. Serve the beef wellingtons sliced, with the sauce as an accompaniment.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Adapted from Gordon Ramsay

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John Siracusa

Cooking for me has always been an "art" infused in traditions. My career inspired by Hell’s Kitchen, the West Side of Manhattan which boasts one of N.Y. City’s best independent restaurant communities along with Gordon Ramsay no-nonsense approach towards always being your best.

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