How To Make Beef Wellington
Beef Wellington is one of those dishes that just feels fancy. Served by the Kennedys in the White House to foreign dignitaries, it represented the pinnacle of culinary luxury at the time. Today, it remains a fanciful dish with its own mythos, not limited to the fact that Hell's Kitchen chefs get screamed at when they mess it up.
Sadly, messing up Beef Wellington is not difficult because of the way it is made. All of the ingredients are put inside a puff pastry, which is then closed and baked. Neither chefs nor cooks have any idea what's going on inside that oven until they cut into the finished product.
The good news is that there is an easier recipe to make beef Wellington. It's not quite as fancy, but it does have all the flavors of a classic Wellington. It's also much easier because the components are made separately and then assembled before serving.
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1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
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