Traditionally, beef wellington can be a pretty hard dish to make. Sometimes, it’s also hard to source the right ingredients here in China! So I did a lot of modifying of the original recipe and came up with this.
Keep in mind you’ll need some kind of oven to bake this (a toaster oven that goes up to 220 degrees Celsius is fine for this).
- one package of spring roll wrappers
- one steak
- your choice of vegetables, finely chopped
- half-stick of butter (optional)
- other spices you want (such as salt, pepper, ceylon pepper, etc)
Grab an oven safe tray for the next step. A round baking container is best for this step.
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Arrange the spring roll wrappers in a circle, overlapping each other until you have a nice, large circle. Make sure it’s big enough to wrap around your steak later. You can use water or egg to make the wrappers stick together.
Keep overlapping until it resembles a pie-shape.
If you want to add flavor, you can use butter or any kind of sauce. Don’t put too much inside if you use sauce!
Prepare the Steak
First you’ll want to take your steak and sear it on all sides for about 30 – 60 seconds. Don’t cook it all the way through!
After you’re done with that, set aside to rest.
Take your vegetables and finely chop them. I used tomato and onion, but you can certainly use all types of vegetables for this step.
Next, take your steak and spread your rosemary and other herbs on top. I used ceylon pepper, a bit of garlic, and dried mushroom sprinkles. Spread your chopped vegetables on top of that. You can add a little sauce or butter as well if you want.
After that, put your steak on your spring-roll-pie-crust and wrap it around the steak. It should be big enough to cover it entirely; if not, use your remaining spring rolls to finish the wrapping process.
If your steak is about a half-inch thick, put it in your oven at about 180 degrees C, and cook it for 15 minutes. An inch-thick steak should be baked for about 30 minutes.
If you cook it too long, the butter or sauce should help keep the steak moist, but try not to overcook!
Enjoy your Chinese spring roll beef wellington!
Got any recipe suggestions?
Feel free to comment below any suggestions you have! I would love to try out new recipes and try to modify them as a healthy alternative. Especially for us single guys out there!