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This is different from traditional Beef Wellington in that I did not use a pate to cover the beef, instead I used a delicious mixture of mushrooms and boursin cheese! I paired this with some fancy potatoes au gratin and asparagus. A great recipe for special occasions!
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Season roast with salt, pepper, garlic powder and basil to taste.
- On a rack, in an uncovered roasting pan, roast filet in middle of oven for 30 to 45 minutes or longer, until a thermometer registers 120 degrees.
- Allow filet to cool completely and discard larding fat and strings if strings are there.
- Meanwhile, saute the garlic and mushrooms in the olive oil until carmelized.
- Drain mushrooms and garlic and mix with boursin cheese.
- Let mixture chill while waiting for beef to cool. Drink a glass of wine.
- Once beef is cooled completely, spread the chilled boursin-mushroom mixture all around it.
- On a floured surface, roll the 1 lb. of puff pastry into a rectangle large enough to enclose the filet completely, which should be about 20 x 12 inches.
- Invert the coated filet very carefully onto the middle of the dough and fold up the long sides of the dough to enclose the filet.
- With your finger you can make criss-cross grooves in the dough as a decoration.
- Brush the edges of the dough with egg white to seal.
- Repeat with the ends of the dough.
- Transfer the filet, seam down, to a jelly roll pan or a shallow roasting pan and brush with egg wash.
- Chill for 1 hour, but not more than 2 hours. Drink another glass of wine.
- Make sure that oven is preheated to 400 degrees and bake the filet in the middle of the oven for 30 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake for 5 to 10 minutes longer, or until a meat thermometer registers 130 degrees for medium-rare.
- Remove from oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes.