Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a preparation of beef tenderloin coated with pâté (often pâté de foie gras) and duxelles, which is then wrapped in puff pastry and baked.

A whole tenderloin may be wrapped and baked, and then sliced for serving, or the tenderloin may be sliced into individual portions prior to wrapping and baking.There are many spices you can add to enhance the flavor some examples are curry, allspice, any grilling mix or ginger.

The origin of the name is unclear [ [ Food Timeline] ] . Beef Wellington is named after Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. Some have suggested this was due to his love of a dish of beef, truffles, mushrooms, Madeira wine, and pâté cooked in pastry, but there is no evidence to say for sure. Other accounts simply credit the name to a patriotic chef wanting to give an English name to a variation on the French "filet de boeuf en croûte" during a period when England was often at odds with France. Still another theory is that the dish has not been called after the Duke himself, but rather because the finished joint was thought to resemble one of the brown shiny military boots which were called after him [ [ The Great British Kitchen] ] .

"Wellington" is sometimes informally used to describe other dishes in which meat is baked in a puff pastry; the most common variations being Sausage Wellington and Salmon Wellington.



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  • Beef Wellington — Beef Wellington …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • beef Wellington — n. [after WELLINGTON2 1st Duke of] a lightly roasted beef fillet covered with pâté de foie gras, wrapped in pastry, and then baked …   English World dictionary

  • beef Wellington — beef′ Wel′lington n. coo a beef fillet covered with pâté de foie gras, then wrapped in pastry and baked • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • beef Wellington — noun Etymology: probably from the name Wellington Date: 1951 a fillet of beef covered with pâté de foie gras and baked in a casing of pastry …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • beef Wellington — /bif ˈwɛlɪŋtən/ (say beef welingtuhn) noun a dish consisting of a fillet of beef flavoured usually with pâté de foie gras and encased in pastry. {named in honour of the Duke of Wellington1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • beef Wellington — noun A fillet of beef tenderloin coated with pâté de foie gras and a duxelles of mushrooms, wrapped in puff pastry and baked …   Wiktionary

  • Beef Wellington —    see Beef …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • beef Wellington — noun a dish consisting of beef coated in pâté and wrapped in puff pastry …   English new terms dictionary

  • beef Wellington — noun rare roasted beef tenderloin coated with mushroom paste in puff pastry • Syn: ↑filet de boeuf en croute • Hypernyms: ↑dish …   Useful english dictionary

  • beef Wellington — a steak fillet covered with pâté de foie gras, then wrapped in pastry and baked. [1960 65; the Wellington alluded to is of uncert. identity] * * * …   Universalium

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