Forget traditional beef Wellington, pork, game, salmon and mushroom are just a few of the sumptuous ways you can make over this puff pastry party piece…
The classic beef Wellington is a beloved showstopper of succulent meat encased in crisp, golden pastry. If you can pull it off, it's a recipe to impress. But why stop at beef? We've put together our favourite Wellingtons-with-a-difference for your next wow-all centrepiece.
Who could turn down the ultimate sausage roll? This juicy fillet of pork with a rich mustard and cream sauce, wrapped in pastry is a decadent twist on your standard Wellington.
Serve up a venison version with mustardy mushrooms and prosciutto. Trust us, this recipe is well worth the effort. Buttery pastry and meaty mushrooms coupled with seasonal venison are a match made in heaven.
Forget your standard beef filling and stuff your Wellington with Christmas flavours. This turkey, Brie and cranberry Wellington has it all: succulent turkey breast, stuffing and fruity cranberry sauce. It's a taste of the season in every slice. Add chestnut purée to the stuffing for an extra nutty kick.
Vibrant and veggie
Vegetarians and vegans need not miss out on impressive mains. Our hearty alternatives will have everyone's mouths watering, meat eaters included! These individual wintry melty mushroom Wellingtons are an easy all-in-one recipe with punchy Stilton cheese. And our beetroot and squash Wellingtons with fresh kale pesto make a perfect make-ahead vegan option.
Looking for a lighter Wellington with a delicate flavour? This spiced salmon coulibiac is an ideal make-ahead main of seafood, spices and puff. It won't look out of place on any dinner party menu. Serve up with our fragrant mixed rice and a cooling raita for fish with less fuss.
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