Fillet (Tenderloin) Steaks in Cream Cheese Pastry Parcels (Oamc)

Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 1 hr 40 mins
Cook 25 mins

A very tasty and impressive dish for guests that takes quite some preparation, but well worth the effort. To cut down on preparation time on "the day". the pastry and stuffing can be made ahead. Alternatively, the completed dish can be made ahead and frozen for up to one month.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. FOR THE PASTRY:.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together.
  3. Cut (very cold) butter into smaller pieces and LIGHTLY rub into the dry ingredients with the fingertips.
  4. Add the cream cheese, a little at a time, to form a stiff consistency.
  5. Place pastry in a plastic bag and leave to rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  6. Roll out thinly and cut into 5 inch squares.
  7. Leave in refrigerator until needed.
  8. FOR THE STUFFING:.
  9. Heat the butter in a frying pan.
  10. Saute the next 4 ingredients until softened.
  11. Add remaining ingredients and blend in a food processor or liquidizer to a smooth consistency.
  12. Refrigerate until needed.
  13. STEAKS AND ASSEMBLY:.
  14. Lightly brown the steak medalions in butter.
  15. Spoon a little stuffing on the centre of a pastry square, place the steak on top, followed with a little more stuffing.
  16. Bring the four sides of the pastry together and shape like a bundle of laundry.
  17. Secure with a toothpick and garnish with thin strips of pastry.
  18. (The parcels may be frozen at this point).
  19. Brush pastry with a little beaten egg to glaze and bake on a greased baking tray at 475 F for 20-25 minutes or until golden-brown.
  20. (Serve with Sherried Mushroom Sauce - Recipe #291073).

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Shazzie, I made this for a dinner party we had before Christmas. In a word: winner! I served it with the sherried cream sauce and my guests loved the taste. I loved that I could freeze ahead and have an elegant and tasty dinner for 10 without the last minute stress. My only change: a little less tarragon because I am not a huge fan and I chopped the ham instead of leaving in strips. I love the cream cheese pastry. Thanks for posting!

celebration January 13, 2009

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