Wrap each piece of beef tightly in a triple layer of cling film to set its shape, then chill overnight.
Remove the cling film, then quickly sear the beef fillets in a hot pan with a little olive oil for 30-60 seconds until browned all over and rare in the middle. Remove from the pan and leave to cool.
Finely chop the mushrooms and fry in a hot pan with a little olive oil, the thyme leaves and some seasoning. When the mushrooms begin to release their juices, continue to cook over a high heat for about 10 minutes until all the excess moisture has evaporated and you are left with a mushroom paste (known as a duxelle). Remove the duxelle from the pan and leave to cool.
Cut the pastry in half, place on a lightly floured surface and roll each piece into a rectangle large enough to envelop one of the beef fillets. Chill in the refrigerator.
Lay a large sheet of cling film on a work surface and place 4 slices of Parma ham in the middle, overlapping them slightly, to create a square. Spread half the duxelle evenly over the ham.
Season the beef fillets, then place them on top of the mushroom-covered ham. Using the cling film, roll the Parma ham over the beef, then roll and tie the cling film to get a nice, evenly thick log. Repeat this step with the other beef fillet, then chill for at least 30 minutes.
Brush the pastry with the egg wash. Remove the cling film from the beef, then wrap the pastry around each ham-wrapped fillet. Trim the pastry and brush all over with the egg wash. Cover with cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes.
Make wine sauce
When you are ready to cook the beef wellingtons, score the pastry lightly and brush with the egg wash again, then bake at 200°C/Gas 6 for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is golden brown and cooked. Rest for 10 minutes before carving.
Meanwhile, reheat the sauce. Serve the beef wellingtons sliced, with the sauce as an accompaniment.
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|Serving Size: 1 (1027g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1|
|Calories from Fat: 1958 (65%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 217.5g||290 %|
|Saturated Fat 51.9g||260 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 127.7g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 27.3g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 1400.6mg||48 %|
|Potassium 305.3mg||8 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 225.5g||66 %|
|Dietary Fiber 7.5g||30 %|
|Sugars, other 218g|
|Protein 36.5g||52 %|
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Calories per serving: 2994
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