Perfect for entertaining and holidays this classic dish, a favorite of Chef Gordan Ramsey's is both easy and impressive with little fuss.
WHAT IS BEEF WELLINGTON ?
Beef Wellington is a beautiful presentation of tender sirloin coated in coated with pâté and duxelles (Mushrooms cooked in butter), wrapped is delicate flaky buttery pastry. The pastry seals in the juices for a wonderfully flavorful dish. This is a show stopping dish perfect for holiday gathering and entertaining. Easy and impressive, especially thanks to the fact that you can use store bought puff pastry.
ORIGINS- THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON
This dish is generally thought to have been created in Honor of the first Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, and the Battle of Waterloo on June 18 1815.
Duke Wellington was bestowed his title for defeating Napoleon Bonaparte in battle.
What better way to celebrate such an important victory and iconic figure then with fancy
beef dish wrapped in pastry?
The Beef Wellington compares well to the French filet de boeuf en croute and may be connected to the true origins of the Beef Wellington after the Battle of Waterloo.
BEEF WELLINGTON IN MODARN TIMES
Wellingtons have became a very popular dish in the United States. President Richard Nixon favored the dish and it was served often in the Whitehouse and has appeared in the Whitehouse's official cook book. The dish has since been featured in countless tv shows and magazine and has gain popularity as fancy dish perfect for high end dining and entertaining.