So this past Christmas I prepped a beef wellington after work, pre-searing the tenderloin and cooking it SV, laying out the prosciutto and duxelle, and wrapping it around the cooked tenderloin. I then wrapped it tight with saran wrap (which helped me wrap the prosciutto/duxelle mixture around the beef) and then vacuum sealed that and put it in the fridge.
3 hours later ( 11pm) my stomach hurt and I proceeded to be sick all night and spent the next day in bed. I obviously had to cancel my dinner party. I did, however, put the vacuum sealed wellington in the freezer, which is where it is today. I went to the doctor and she said I probably have the norovirus. I was back to normal come Saturday so it was a 24 hour thing.
This weekend I'd like to make the beef wellington, but I fear that I unknowingly contaminated the wellington as I prepped it (yes I washed my hands plenty, but the norovirus is a pretty strong virus). I don't believe freezing it kills the virus so I think the only way to do it would be to cook the tenderloin to 140f, which kinda also kills the meat, but better safe than sorry right? One of my dinner guests is pregnant, so I don't think I have any other choice but to cook it past 140f.
Or is this just not worthy the risk at all. Just hate knowing I have two (yeah, I made two that night) beef wellingtons in my freezer that I may not be able to eat. That is $$$