Beef Wellington has had an interesting past as no one seems to be able to verify the true origins of this delicious dish. Some say that Beef Wellington provide the “fuel” for the British Duke while he was fighting the French. This dish was created to recognize his feat during the Battle of Waterloo. This is not so hard to believe as the British were serving meat dishes in pastry for quite some time. Beef Wellington also closely resembles the French dish, filet de bœuf en croûte. Perhaps this was a tit-for-tat rebranding of the popular French dish.. or perhaps it was simply named after a pair of shoes.
Regardless, this meaty beauty is still popular today and has become the dish to go to at many restaurants and in many kitchens. Finicky to prepare, the results are amazing and are sure to please anyone joining your table.