Melty mushroom Wellingtons

Melty mushroom Wellingtons

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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

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 usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

  • 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

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

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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mcemmabell
3rd Aug, 2011
3.05
These came out pretty tasty, only took ten minutes in the oven though. Not sure if they're worth all the preparation, my pastry turned out a bit dry and flat (not sure why, I used jus-rol). Probably would make them again using some cream cheese (to cut down on fat), and to see if they puff up properly second time round.
callychally
31st Jul, 2011
Tried them yesterday and they went down really well BUT....790 kcalories?? fat 59 g?? I feel a heart attack coming on! Will make them again .... but only once a year!!
sinead25
26th Jul, 2011
5.05
Crowd pleaser! Looks so tricky but actually quite simple with some patience
macleoda
5th Jul, 2011
5.05
Used this for a veggie guest while the carnivores had steak pie. Lucklily I made extras as they went down a hit with the meat-eaters too.
looloo66
1st Apr, 2011
4.05
thought these would be really difficult to make but they were suprisingly easy to prepare and tasted absolutely delicious!
peterbonney
17th Mar, 2011
5.05
Made this for a veggie friend who explanation was "this is possibly the best thing i've ever put in my mouth!" how ever i did substitute the stilton for a popular garlic and herb cream cheese as a couple of diners didn't like stilton.
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marjorie55
23rd Feb, 2011
An absolute favorite for my veggie daughter, she requests this meal on every visit home from uni - just be sure to squeeze all water out of spinach and it is the best dish - even the meat eaters want it !! Haven't tried freezing it yet ...
shaden
11th Feb, 2011
4.05
We made half the recipe (for 2 people) and only needed to bake it for 20 min. We also used the light roll-out puff pastry to cut down on the fat content, and it worked fine. We didn't need nearly as much spinach as suggested. And for cheese we used the shredded mozzarella/cheddar cheese you can buy pre-shredded in bags. Loved it!
giel72
9th Jan, 2011
2.05
Looks good, tastes good, does need good seasoning, and ample cheese
nicolaford
8th Jan, 2011
3.05
opps forgot to rate it!

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