Samantha Gangewere, a model who rose to fame with viral foot pictures, is now stepping into the culinary arena, setting her sights on challenging Gordon Ramsay with her rendition of beef wellington. The model, with a substantial Instagram following (@thatboostedchick) of two million, has recently diversified into the restaurant industry with The Orchid Steakhouse and is boldly competing with one of the UK’s renowned chefs.
In her video, Samantha confidently warns Ramsay, “Watch out Gordon Ramsay, I’m coming for you”, as she embarks on creating her version of the beef wellington. Her secret to distinction? An 8oz A5 Japanese Wagyu filet mignon.
Samantha’s recipe involves seasoning the steak with sea salt and black pepper, followed by a quick sear. She then adds herbs like rosemary and thyme, and coats the meat in dijon mustard. The seasoned steak is laid on a mixture of prosciutto di Parma and mushroom duxelles, encased in pastry, sealed with egg yolk, sprinkled with sesame seeds and a bit more salt, and then baked for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.
She suggests pairing the beef wellington with a mushroom au Poivre sauce. Concluding her video, Samantha throws a culinary challenge to Ramsay, asking, “OK Gordon Ramsay, tell me, is mine better than yours?”, before enjoying her creation, making it clear it’s a treat just for her.
Apart from her culinary ventures, Samantha has previously captured public attention during the pandemic in New York City’s Times Square, holding a sign that stated “Wash your damn hands”, while wearing a mask and a striking orange swimsuit.