4 Amazing recipes to pair with our oven-ready Beef Wellington

The hot chocolate and blankets are out! A clear signal that the festive season is almost upon us. Time to start prepping for entertaining and dinner parties. We’re here to help with our oven-ready gourmet menu. We’re giving you 4 recipes to pair with this season’s favourite, Beef Wellington. Our succulent, gourmet oven-ready Beef Wellington is prepared in-house by our expert butchers with an Irish Angus fillet, mushroom deluxe, Parma ham, mustard, and puff pastry. All you have to do is pop it in the oven, it’s as simple as that. This easy delicious meal will make you the talk of the festive season.
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1. Gravy – and absolute must-have

A beef wellington without gravy is unheard of. We have the perfect gravy recipe to top off an already flavourful dish. First things first, the ingredients: 

  • 2 onions 
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme 
  • 1 heaped teaspoon blackcurrant jam 
  • 100ml Maderia wine 
  • 1 heaped teaspoon English mustard 
  • 2 heaped teaspoons plain flour, plus extra for dusting 
  • 600ml beef stock  

Start off by peeling and roughly chopping the onions, put them in a pan and fry them along with the thyme leaves, stirring occasionally. Then, add the jam and stir and simmer until a shiny, dark colour. Next, add the Maderia wine, flame with a match and cook away. Finally, stir in the mustard and flour, gradually followed by the stock.   

And just like that, you’re on your way to turning your dinner party into a festival of flavours! 

Beef Wellington from J&M Butcher Malta
The perfect gravy recipe to pair with our succulent oven-ready Beef Wellington.

2. The perfect creamy mash

If there’s one thing, we Maltese are proud of, it’s our potatoes. We practically have potato blood in our veins, right? Read on for all the ingredients and instructions for the tastiest creamy mash below. 

Ingredients for creamy mash potatoes: 

  • 1kg potatoes,  
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 cup hot milk 
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter 
  • 6-8 cloves fresh garlic finely chopped 
  • 1/4 cup sour cream 
  • 1/4 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley to garnish 

Firstly, peel and cut the potatoes into quarters then boil until fork tender. Next, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter in a small pan over medium-high heat, sauté garlic until fragrant for about 1 minute then set aside and keep warm. Add the remaining butter, cooked garlic, hot milk, and sour cream to the potatoes, and mash everything together until smooth. Finally, add some parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper.  

Our mouth is already watering and we’re only just getting started. Keep on reading for more finger-licking recipes.  

The perfect creamy mash to tickle your taste buds.

3. Simple yet flavourful asparagus

Next up is everyone’s least-favourite food group: green vegetables. But we’re here to tell you how you can make asparagus taste tender and smoky with two simple ingredients.  

  • Asparagus  
  • Pecans 
  • Sherry vinegar glaze  

First off, start by brushing some sherry vinegar glaze all over the trimmed asparagus and grill them for no longer than 2 minutes on each side. Then, add some chopped pecans to add more flavour and texture to every bite.  

That’s all – simple, easy, and efficient, yet delicious. 

Simple and healthy, yet amazingly flavourful grilled asparagus.

4. Dried apricots in rum and orange sauce

Last but not least; dried apricots to pack that final flavourful punch, especially with a dish as meaty as our oven-ready Beef Wellington. And the best part: all you need are 4 simple ingredients: 

  • Dried apricots 
  • Orange juice 
  • Rum  
  • Butter 

Place all 4 ingredients in a pan and simmer over the stove for a few minutes until it thickens.  

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Dried apricots in rum and orange sauce to complete the perfect, finger-licking meal.

And there you have it, 4 recipes to pair with our gourmet oven-ready Beef Wellington. All that’s left is to put everything on a plate and serve. Check out our online butcher shop www.jmbutcher.mt to get your hand on our tantalising oven-ready Beef Wellington and get ready to let your tastebuds run wild.  

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