Venison Wellington

This Venison Wellington is amazing! This spin on the classic English Beef Wellington dish is spectacular. I am not the biggest mushroom girl, but this changed my world. It is extremely delicious. The process may seem a little daunting, but it is very easy! My mom could even do it! (Sorry, Keri!)

But truly, if you are wondering what to fix at your next family feast or have a freezer packed full from this hunting season, this is the next recipe you need to try!

Even your pickiest eater won’t know there are mushrooms in it!

This Venison Wellington will absolutely be a new family favorite! ENJOY!

Venison Wellington

This wild game spin on Beef Wellington is sure to have the whole family cleaning their plates!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, English
Keyword: American, Dinner, English, Main Course, Venison, Wellington
Servings: 8 people
Author: Sophie May

Equipment

  • plastic wrap
  • cast iron skillet/tray
  • basting brush
  • instant read meat thermometer

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs venison backstrap ~half a backstrap
  • olive oil enough to coat your pan thinly for searing
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 8 oz prosciutto get the thinly sliced kind
  • coarse ground Dijon mustard or yellow mustard enough to entirely coat your backstrap
  • 1 sheet Pepperidge Farms puff pastry room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk beaten
  • flour to coat work area

Duxelles

  • 1/2 lb mushrooms finely chopped
  • 2 shallots thinly sliced
  • 8 small garlic cloves minced
  • 4 T salted butter
  • 4 tsp thyme
  • 3 T white cooking wine
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Remove all silver skin from your backstrap.
  • Season backstrap with salt and pepper (generously) and let rest while you make the duxelles.

Duxelles

  • In a food processor, pulse mushrooms until finely chopped. Be careful not to pulse them into oblivion.
  • Melt butter with the wine in a sauce pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add shallots and garlic and cook until shallots are tender.
  • Add mushrooms, salt, pepper, and thyme. Stir until the mixture is no longer liquid-y and the mushrooms have browned (~10min). Remove from heat and let cool.

Venison Wellington

  • Coat the bottom of your cast iron and heat over high heat.
  • Once heated, sear every side of your backstrap until browned. Remove from pan and set aside to rest.
  • Lay a piece of plastic wrap done over your work surface. Create your prosciutto layer by slightly overlapping prosciutto pieces. This should be twice as tall as your backstrap and longer in order to fully enclose the meat.
  • Place half of your duxelles over the prosciutto.
  • Cover one side of your backstrap with mustard and place on top of the duxelles mustard side down. Brush top with more mustard and top with remaining duxelles.
  • Using the plastic wrap to help you, cover/ enclose the backstrap with the prosciutto.
  • Wrap it tight and wind the ends to keep it sealed and in the loafish shape.
  • Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • On a floured surface, rollout the puff pastry sheet into a rectangular shape. Not too much. It just needs to extend past your backstrap.
  • Place the backstrap at the bottom of the rectangle leaving about an 1.5 inches from the edge.
  • Brush the edges of the puff pastry with egg.
  • Roll the puff pastry with the backstrap inside until it completely covered. Pinch ends together. Brush top with remaining egg yolk.
  • Bake for ~25 minutes or until it reaches 130-135°.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes. This is important.
  • Slice it up and enjoy!

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