This vegan Wellington recipe will be the perfect centrepiece for your Christmas meal

10 Dec 2021

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Impossible Wellington Photo: Marina Bay Sands

Recipe for Impossible Wellington from Bread Street Kitchen at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands

No Christmas meal is complete without a centrepiece and if you’re vegan or entertaining guests who are, a traditional roast is completely out of the picture. Sure, there are turkey alternatives that you could serve up, but nothing beats an impressive dish that comes out of the oven.

This month, we’ve gotten Bread Street Kitchen at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands to share with us a veganised version of Gordon Ramsay’s classic beef Wellington. While home cooks can use any meat alternatives, the version served in the restaurant uses Impossible Beef.

It’s a vegan recipe that would go down well with even the most ardent of meat eaters. To make things easier, we’d recommend getting the Impossible wellington rolled into shape and stored beforehand. This will let you time yourself and put it in the oven so the Wellington will be ready and piping hot for your guests.


Difficulty: Intermediate
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 90 minutes
Total time: 2 hours

Ingredients
130g of plant-based beef mince. The restaurant uses Impossible
1 sheet of vegan puff pastry

To make mushroom duxelles
1kg button mushrooms
20g garlic cloves
1 sprig thyme
50ml vegetable or olive oil

Additional ingredients to finish
A sprinkling of black and white sesame seeds
Vegetable or olive oil in a spray can format


Method
Start by making the mushroom duxelles. Place button mushrooms, garlic cloves and thyme into an oven tray. Roast for one hour at 180 degrees celsius.

Once done, take the tray out of the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes. Place roasted mushrooms, garlic and thyme into a blender and blitz into a puree. Leave aside to cool completely.

To assemble, lay the puff pastry flat. Next spoon the mushroom duxelles over the puff pastry into a rectangular mound. Place the impossible on top, making sure it is evenly distributed.

Score the sides of the puff pastry and fold each layer over the mound in a zigzag pattern.

Once the Wellington is formed, finish off with a spray of oil and sprinkle the sesame seeds over.

Bake at 215 degrees celsius for 18 to 20 minutes. The Impossible Wellington is done when the pastry reaches a crispy golden brown.

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@slyfox profile image
slyfox11 MONTHS AGO
Impossible Foods isn't vegan!! Unless The Vegan Society has changed its stance & is now allowing animal testing. Which I doubt very much. Beyond Meat is vegan (& has a label to prove it), but Impossible haven't even gone for the label because they paid for a load of rats to be killed for their unnecessary new plant heme. They are plant based, but they're not vegan 💚 🌍 🌱
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veganandkind11 MONTHS AGO
@slyfox I had heard there was something non vegan about them, but the story seemed to vanish thanks for sharing. Not a product I'm interested in as I can't suffer the taste or texture of meat, but in the event I'd ever try to impress my non vegan friends I'd consider making it.( with a beyond meat sub) Happy Christmas..
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elaz11 MONTHS AGO
Here’s an explanation. In order for them to sell impossible foods to big grocery stores and restaurants, they needed FDA approval. They thought they could get approval no problem, but FDA required the testing on their soy based heme so they did have to test 3 separate experiments on a total of 188 rats, which sucks. But it’s kind of a slippery slope. There are many products that are on the market now because at one time or another, the ingredients were tested on animals. Companies that subsequently use those ingredients don’t have to retest on animals. So there are actually vegan products that use ingredients that were tested on animals previously by another company, approved by the FDA then used by ( but not tested again by) a vegan company. Again it sucks that impossible was required to test in order to have its products widely available, but how many animal lives were then saved because people bought impossible burger rather than a beef burger. https://www.greenmatters.com/p/does-impossible-foods-test-on-animals
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@baborden profile image
baborden11 MONTHS AGO
Thank you this is very informative.
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@elaz profile image
elaz11 MONTHS AGO
Sure, no problem. It’s kind of a conundrum or a “Sophie’s Choice” (not sure if everyone gets that reference) thing. Is it “worth” the lives of 188 rats to save the lives of thousands of cows? Probably not if you were one of the rats. You can drive yourself crazy thinking about it. 🥺
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