Steak with mushroom puff tartlets

Steak with mushroom puff tartlets

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(30 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 35 mins


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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  • 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



    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


    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 steaks, about 140g/5oz each



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


  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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17th Feb, 2018
Lovely meal, though I used venison steaks that I had in the freezer. A bit dry, the mushrooms could have done with more madeira and cream. The potatoes suggested were alright but the balsamic spinach was odd, wouldn't eat it again a hurry. Overall 8/10 and we'd eat it again
30th Jan, 2017
I'm currently preparing and going to be cooking this tonight for my husbands birthday dinner with the family (Catering for 12 - no pressure there then) I've cut my potatos into cubes and with the off slices am soaking them for tomorrow's dinner for a potatoe dauphinois - waste not want not!!! Instead of spinach I am going for a spiced red cabbage recipe I've found on here (I love this site) just because it means I can use more of the port lol Another tip - cheat when possible - I've brought my pastry. Easy roll and less mess..... I can make it but with Seafood Medley starter with Lime & Coriander mayo and Banoffee Eton Mess to make from scrap - I just don't have the time or patience....
13th Dec, 2014
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.
17th Mar, 2013
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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26th Mar, 2012
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.
29th Feb, 2012
this recipe was absolutely delicious. made the potatoes with sweet potatoes, it went with the steak an absolute dream.
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!
12th Dec, 2011
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.
13th Feb, 2011
havent made it yet, but im going to tomorrow, what i use instead of port ?
13th Feb, 2011
havent made it yet, but im going to tomorrow, what i use instead of port ?


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