So Gordon's getting into the meal kit business?
He's been very quiet on the delivery front throughout the various lockdowns (despite getting ready to open new pizza and burger restaurants) but now he's put his toe in the water with a kit that's based around one of the dishes he's particularly famed for - the beef wellington. Catherine, our other founder/writer, has always used Gordon's recipe when making a wellington, but I have never actually made one. We were given the chance to try one of the first kits - let's see how it went...
So what kind of kit is it?
It's one where all the finickity prep work has already been done for you. So elements like the pastry, crepe and the mushroom duxelles are pre-made. You're just putting it all together.
In general, the instructions are self-explanatory - with step-by-step photos showing pretty much every stage of the wellington creation. It's really very easy to follow and there is, of course, a demo of Gordon himself putting things together. That doesn't mean that there's an opportunity for you to mess things up a little by not paying attention though - something we certainly put to the test.
So how did it turn out?
In the end, very good, but there were a few hiccups on the way (which were, to be fair, entirely our fault). Here's a snapshot of our process:
Yes, we messed up in one step but, in the end, the wellington turned out very well (and we'll never make that mistake again). Even taking that into account, we'd highly recommend the kit. It was very easy to pull together, slight mishap aside, and we were rather pleased with the end result. It's actually made us want to try the recipe from scratch, something we've avoided until now.
So if you've really fancied making Gordon's wellington but have been a bit put off by the prep work, this is an easy recommendation.
Hot Dinners received this kit as a gift. Prices are correct at the time of writing.
More about Gordon Ramsay's Beef Wellington kit
How much? £75 (feeds two)
Delivery range: Nationwide
How to order: Order online
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