Elegant Turkey Wellington
You will need:
- 1 package frozen puff pastry
- 1 cup dried wild mushrooms, diced
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon tarragon
- 4 turkey breast cutlets
- 1 tub herb-flavored cream cheese
- 1 egg, beaten
For the Sauce:
- 1 cup dry red wine
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 3/4 cup canned cranberry sauce
- Thaw the puff pastry according to package directions.
- Place the diced mushrooms in 1 cup of broth to re-hydrate.
- Place the onions, 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 teaspoon salt in a pan.
- Cook the onions for 10 minutes at medium temperature, adding water if needed.
- Add the mushrooms and the tarragon in with the soaking broth.
- Continue cooking for another 10 minutes or until all the liquid is evaporated and the onions are caramelized.
- Season the turkey cutlets with salt and pepper.
- Cut the cutlets in half.
- Place the turkey in a skillet with 1 tablespoon of butter and brown on each side, then remove from the pan.
- Cut the puff pastry into 4 pieces, saving some pastry for decoration.
- Place 1/4 of caramelized onions and mushroom mixture on top of each piece of puff pastry.
- Place one piece of turkey on top, followed by 2 tablespoons of cheese. Top with a second piece of turkey.
- Fold the sides of pastry towards the middle and moisten, then press to seal.
- Turn the pastry over, place in shallow baking pan and brush with beaten egg.
- To decorate, cut leaves from the leftover pastry by using a small cookie cutter.
- Attach to the center top of pastry and brush with egg.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes, or until the pastry is golden.
- To create the sauce, add wine, balsamic vinegar and 1 cup chicken broth to a sauce pan.
- Cook until the liquid is reduced by half.
- Swirl in the cranberry sauce to finish.
- To assemble, spoon 1/4 of the cranberry sauce in the center of plate, followed by the pastry-wrapped turkey.
I hope you all had a blast preparing this dish. I know it was a little tougher than our other dishes, but rest assured, your significant other (or friends) will enjoy this dish. I will be back soon with more Thanksgiving inspired dishes. Have a fantastic evening and happy blogging to all! <3