Beef wellington #2

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 each 10-ounce package frozen
\N \N Patty shells
4 pounds Beef tenderloin roast
\N \N Salt
\N \N All-purpose flour
2 cups Fresh mushrooms, chopped
2 tablespoons Butter
4 ounces Can goose liver pate
1 tablespoon Cognac
2 teaspoons Chives, snipped
\N \N Salt
\N \N Freshly ground pepper
1 each Egg yolk
1 tablespoon Water

Allow patty shells to thaw 2 hours in refrigerator before rolling out. If meat is quite long (Lin, control Thyself!!), fold narrow end under to form a roast about 12 to 13 inches in length. Place on rack in shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle lightly with salt and flour. Bake, uncovered, in 425 F oven until meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 120 F, about 35 to 40 minutes. Cool meat sufficiently to handle, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in skillet, cook mushrooms in butter until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Add pate, Cognac and chives. Make a deep slit in center of roast, cutting from side, to but not through opposite side. Sprinkle pocket with salt and pepper. Spoon mushroom-pate mixture into pocket. On lightly floured surface, arrange patty shells in a rectangle, overlapping edges slightly; press edges to seal. (If necessary, moisten edges with a little water.) Roll out to a 16x11-inch rectangle. Place roast in a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Lay pastry over roast, tucking under securely. Brush pastry with mixture of egg yolk and water. Bake in 425 F oven for 20 minutes more, or until pastry is golden. Makes 8 servings.

From: Benson and Hedges 100's 100 Recipes from 100 of the Greatest Restaurants, 1978, recipe from The QVORVM, Denver, Colorado. Typed by Loren Martin, Big Cabin, Oklahoma.

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