Steak with mushroom puff tartlets

Steak with mushroom puff tartlets

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(22 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 2
These are sort of deconstructed Beef Wellingtons, but the result is much lighter and crisper

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal565
  • fat34g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre1g
  • protein42g
  • salt0.61g
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Ingredients

  • 100g puff pastry
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
    Shallot

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 100g chestnut mushroom, chopped
  • 1 tsp chopped thyme, plus sprigs to decorate

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 3 tbsp port or Madeira
  • 1 tbsp double cream
  • 2 fillet steak, about 140g/5oz each
    Steak

    Steak

    Stayk

    Steak is essentially a boneless thick or thin slice of red meat, cut across the grain of a large…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Roll out the pastry to about the thickness of a £1 coin, then cut out 2 x 12cm circles using a cutter, or by scoring around a saucer. Score a circle 2cm in from the edge, then prick the pastry inside the border. Lift onto a baking tray, then bake for 20-25 mins or until golden and puffed. Press the risen middles down a little, ready for the filling. Can be made a day ahead, then reheated in a hot oven.

  2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the shallots, then fry until softened. Add the mushrooms and thyme, then fry until mushrooms are softened and any liquid almost gone. Add the port or Madeira, then bubble for 2 mins. Add the cream, simmer for 1 min more until the sauce is slightly thickened, then set aside.

  3. Rub the steaks with a little oil and seasoning. Heat a griddle pan until hot, then cook the steaks for 2-3 mins on each side (depending on their thickness) for medium rare, a little more if you like your steaks well done. Cover the steaks with foil, then rest them for 10 mins.

  4. Reheat the tartlets. Warm the mushroom mixture over a low heat. Set the tartlets on warm plates, then spoon over the mushroom mixture. Sit the fillet steaks on top with a sprig of thyme. Serve with Balsamic spinach and Oven sauté potatoes (see below).

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lizleicester
13th Dec, 2014
3.8
Made ours with port and swapped the fillet steak for pork chops. The result was tasty but the pastry didn't puff up well so it didn't really look the part.
cheekygemma
17th Mar, 2013
5.05
DELICIOUS!!! Although, I burnt my tartlets :( and I made extra sauce too, but I am a sauce fiend :) Did it with the oven sauteed potatoes and green beans and cherry tomatoes nom a nom a nom!
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emmabrack
26th Mar, 2012
5.05
Amazing recipe! Cooked for Valentines dinner and went down so well I cooked it again this weekend for a dinner party. I used red wine instead of port and more cream to make more of a sauce.
tonib2505
29th Feb, 2012
5.05
this recipe was absolutely delicious. made the potatoes with sweet potatoes, it went with the steak an absolute dream.
freemo666
16th Feb, 2012
I made this for my beloved for valentines day and it went down a storm. The potatoes and spinach complimented the dish perfectly!
Linnyma
12th Dec, 2011
5.05
My daughter and her boyfriend cooked this for me and my husband. It was the first time they had entertained in their new home. We were very impressed, so much so I am going to cook it for our best friends next week.
beckyday
13th Feb, 2011
havent made it yet, but im going to tomorrow, what i use instead of port ?
beckyday
13th Feb, 2011
havent made it yet, but im going to tomorrow, what i use instead of port ?
sheepcat
10th Jan, 2011
5.05
Great
huderz
27th Sep, 2010
5.05
this steak is sick, made it 4 ma mate, and he said, tom, ur steak is sick, and i was like, thanks man. and he said, no, really, i luv ur steak, u should like, totally enter masta chef or sumit. dis was tom, tellin his story bout steak.

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