Need to feed 12 people with Beef Welington

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Hello there.Christmas is comming and I am organising a party with my friends.They always said they wanted me to feed them so here I am.I selected beef welington as the main course for around 6 people yet all of a sudden i've got that doubled /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smiles.gif  What do you propose?Cooking a biger than usual welington so that it can feed more people?Or do i have to cook another one?
 
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Better make 2 large ones. If more show up you can stretch it and cut them a bit smaller  and if there are less than 12 you make them lager

An Individual wellington is just not the same as large one you slice just before serving 
 
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Make three. Just because.  Then use the extra dough to create large numbers 1,2, 3 to put on the top. 
 
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I agree with you and berndy, it's much more fun to slice the whole filet. 6oz portion/person should be good. You didn't ask but are you making a mushroom duxelle to cover the filet? If going traditional, put a small slice of duck pate on bottom and duxelle on top, wrap with savory crepes and then the puff pastry. That will ensure the puff pastry will be nice and crispy by the time you get ready to serve. I like to serve my Beef Wellington with potatoes duchesse, a nice hollandaise, roasted shallots, brandied tiger prawns and grilled asparagus. If you have any questions on technique, please let me know. BTW, I plan to serve Beef Wellington at my dinner table this Christmas as well. Cheers!
 
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I agree with you and berndy, it's much more fun to slice the whole filet. 6oz portion/person should be good. You didn't ask but are you making a mushroom duxelle to cover the filet? If going traditional, put a small slice of duck pate on bottom and duxelle on top, wrap with savory crepes and then the puff pastry. That will ensure the puff pastry will be nice and crispy by the time you get ready to serve. I like to serve my Beef Wellington with potatoes duchesse, a nice hollandaise, roasted shallots, brandied tiger prawns and grilled asparagus. If you have any questions on technique, please let me know. BTW, I plan to serve Beef Wellington at my dinner table this Christmas as well. Cheers!
Sounds extremely old fashioned but that can be good sometimes.  The crepes seem unnecessary, I use prosciutto instead.
 
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Yes, more the classical version but it puts smiles all around the table including mine. A nice glass of Pinot to cut through the richness of this dish and you are well on your way!
 
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Sounds extremely old fashioned but that can be good sometimes. 
Brings to mind the Kreutzer Sonata.

I was watching "Chopped" the other night and the judges had some criticisms for one of the contestants that wasn't very well received. He dismissed the criticism by saying oh well the judges were of an older generation and a little old fashioned. I laughed out loud and thought, hell if the judges are of an older generation and old fashioned, what the hell am I? BTW, nobody needs to answer that. :~)
 
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Remember the judges on Chopped are TV personalities not necessarily good cooks or Chefs.  They are paid to act superior and criticize. I went on a trip to the north east one year and ate at four or five of food network Chef's restaurants.  The only one that stood out was Blue Ginger.  According to a James Beard Newsletter Cauliflower will be the new kale in 2017.  I don't really like ether what does that make me.  
 

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