But my starter of smoked duck and chicken terrine with apricot jam still managed to whet my appetite for the main course of Beef Wellington
with asparagus and mash.
And that followed a brilliant beef Wellington
. Oslo Court set us all up superbly for a big night.
Daniel Hollern - from The Partners Bistro in Glasgow - with a recipe for beef Wellington
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His menu, which can be seen tonight, is Coquilles St Jacques (scallops) and a main course of Beef Wellington
Turn the beef Wellington
over so all seals are underneath and brush with egg wash.
Rump steak pounds 12.90 kilo Beef Wellington
pounds 18.50 kilo Pork tender loin pounds 10.20 kilo
He axes lardy cook Dewberry for overcooking Beef Wellington
, rasping: "You're useless." Jeff, who wrecks the veg, is told: "Throw it all away you little ***er.
And despite his fiery Hell's Kitchen reputation, the enigmatic chef charmed his audience with anecdotes and tips as he cooked up smoked haddock chowder, Beef Wellington
and pear tart for dessert.
I overcooked a beef wellington
when I was making it for someone at their house, basically because I wasn't used to their oven.
If you fancy a change from the traditional roast turkey, there's boxed beef wellington
, ready to roast, it's made of prime fillet of beef, coated in rich mushroom filling and wrapped in crispy butter pastry.
Think about it like this, George: hot baked savouries from Greggs and the like are simply a pocket-sized play on the beef Wellington
concept - meat in pastry.