Melty mushroom Wellingtons

Melty mushroom Wellingtons

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(80 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This smart all-in-one vegetarian main is perfect for entertaining on winter nights

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze when assembled, before baking
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal790
  • fat59g
  • saturates32g
  • carbs47g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre6g
  • protein22g
  • salt1.75g
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Ingredients

  • 4 large field mushrooms
    Mushroom

    Mushroom

    mush-room

    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
    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 garlic clove, chopped
  • about 400g/14oz spinach leaves
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • a dusting of flour
    Flour

    Flour

    fl-ow-er

    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 1 tbsp picked thyme leaves

    Thyme

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

  • 500g block all-butter puff pastry
  • 140g stilton, sliced
    Stilton

    Stilton

    Still-tun

    A true glory of British cheese-making that has much controversy about its origins, how it's…

  • 1 egg, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Remove the stalks from the mushrooms. Heat half the oil in a large frying pan and sizzle the mushrooms for 3-4 mins on each side until golden and cooked through – add a drop more oil if needed. Lift the mushrooms out onto kitchen paper to drain.

  2. Place the same pan back on the heat with the rest of the oil. Fry the garlic for a moment, add the spinach to the pan, then cook for 2-3 mins over a high heat until completely wilted. Season with salt and pepper, then tip the spinach into a large sieve to drain thoroughly.

  3. On a lightly floured surface scattered with the thyme leaves, roll the pastry out to the thickness of a £1 coin. Using a saucer and a larger-size plate, cut out 4 circles about 5cm wider than the mushrooms (for the bottoms) and 4 circles about 10cm wider (for the tops), re-rolling the trimmings if you need to.

  4. Place the 4 smaller circles on a baking tray and top each with a quarter of the spinach, making sure the pile of spinach isn’t wider than the mushrooms. Top the spinach with a slice of cheese, then a mushroom, smooth-side up, and top the mushroom with another slice of cheese. Brush the border to each circle with egg, then gently stretch the larger circle over the mushroom, trying not to trap any air, then press the edges together with a fork. Trim the edges with a knife if you want, then brush each generously with egg. Bake for 40 mins until golden, then leave to cool for a few mins before serving.

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francesann
11th Nov, 2012
4.05
The first time I made this recipe I followed it to the letter, but unfortunately the mushroom was too big, wet and rather tasteless. I have made this a number of times since and have chopped the mushrooms and seasoned and this has resulted in the finished dish being absolutely delicious. The stilton makes it superb.
marieb1
4th Oct, 2012
2.05
Had a pastry disaster with this recipe, not sure what I did wrong, but other people don't seem to have had a problem! Not very successful for me.
missshinx
20th Sep, 2012
5.05
Loved this - I didn't have mushrooms that were really big enough but it still worked!
autumn666
4th Aug, 2012
5.05
Made these with less spinach and no thyme, and cooked the mushrooms in garlic butter and a sprinkle of salt instead of oil. They were just divine - will definitely make again.
hlw313
10th Jul, 2012
5.05
I used dried thyme. Great recipe!
shazza36
24th Apr, 2012
5.05
i was a bit wary of these when i made then as i love beef wellington and thought they may be a bit bland.i made them for dinner with boyfriend's vegetarian mum and they went down a treat!need to be careful sealing pastry as soon stilton did ooze out but i'm sure i'll do better next time.very tasty.
aimiej
18th Apr, 2012
4.05
Had this again today but instead of using a large field mushroom & stilton, used a variety of mushrooms & goats cheese for a bit more flavour.
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anightq7
2nd Apr, 2012
4.05
These are a DELIGHT. I made ten for a dinner party I hosted last night and they went down a total treat. I made two with butternut squash for people who don't like mushroom and with some pre-fried sausage meat for two insistant carnivores. They really did only need half-an-hour in the oven. Served them with crispy roasted potatoes, red cabbage with cinnamon apples and tender stem broccoli with Gordon Ramsay's Shallot and Red Wine sauce (http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2514/shallot-and-red-wine-sauce) followed by a sweet wine ice cream (http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2404/almostinstant-sweet-wine-icecream). It was great =D
irenemorrill
29th Feb, 2012
5.05
Delicious, I used setas and emental, I'm looking forward to doing them again with blue cheese!!!!
elizabeth1111
27th Feb, 2012
5.05
It only needed 30 minutes so keep an eye on it - very easy and delicious!

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