Vitello tonnato

Vitello tonnato

12 ratings

Martin, IT developer


„One of my favorite Italian dishes! This reminds me of great summer holidays—even on rainy days.“

Difficulty

Easy 👌
45
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
1440
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-8+
1 kg
veal roast (from leg or loin)
1 stalk
celery
1
carrot
1
onion
1
leek
350 ml
white wine
3
bay leaves
4 sprigs
thyme
5 cloves
garlic (divided)
6
anchovies
2 tbsp
capers
3 tbsp
mayonnaise
350 ml
olive oil
lemons (juice, divided)
400 g
canned tuna
parsley for garnish
capers for garnish
salt
pepper
Metric
Imperial
  • 1 kg veal roast (from leg or loin)
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1  carrot
  • 1  onion
  • 1  leek
  • 350 ml white wine
  • 3  bay leaves
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 5 cloves garlic (divided)
  • 6  anchovies
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 350 ml olive oil
  • 1½  lemons (juice, divided)
  • 400 g canned tuna
  • parsley for garnish
  • capers for garnish
  • salt
  • pepper

Utensils

  • blender or food processor
  • plastic wrap
  • citrus press
  • serving platter
  • cooking string
  • large heavy-bottomed saucepan
  • cutting board
  • knife

Enjoy with

Rocca delle Macíe Chianti Riserva, 2013
Ripe cherries, blueberries, Mediterranean herbs and violets complemented by delicate notes of wood and chocolate. This harmonious combination makes this Italian wine the perfect pairing to this classic Italian dish.

Nutrition per serving

Cal
541
Protein
31g
Fat
40g
Carb
6g

Step 1/5

Trim excess fat from the veal and truss it with cooking string. Roughly chop celery, carrot, onion, and leek
  • 1 kg veal roast
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 1 leek
  • cooking string
  • cutting board
  • knife

Trim excess fat from the veal and truss it with cooking string. Roughly chop celery, carrot, onion, and leek

Step 2/5

In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine wine, vegetables, bay leaves, and thyme. Peel and smash some garlic and add as well. Add about 7 cm/3 in. of water and bring to a boil. Add veal and return to a boil, then turn off heat. If needed, add more hot water to just cover veal. Cover pot and let veal steep and cool in the liquid for approx. 3 hours.
  • 350 ml white wine
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • large heavy-bottomed saucepan

In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine wine, vegetables, bay leaves, and thyme. Peel and smash some garlic and add as well. Add about 7 cm/3 in. of water and bring to a boil. Add veal and return to a boil, then turn off heat. If needed, add more hot water to just cover veal. Cover pot and let veal steep and cool in the liquid for approx. 3 hours.

Step 3/5

While veal cools, make the sauce. In a blender or food processor, blend remaining peeled garlic, anchovies, and capers until finely chopped. Add mayonnaise, olive oil, juice of half a lemon, and tuna, and blend until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste, as well as additional anchovies and capers, if you desire.
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 6 anchovies
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 350 ml olive oil
  • ½ lemon (juice)
  • 400 canned tuna
  • salt
  • pepper
  • blender or food processor
  • citrus press

While veal cools, make the sauce. In a blender or food processor, blend remaining peeled garlic, anchovies, and capers until finely chopped. Add mayonnaise, olive oil, juice of half a lemon, and tuna, and blend until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste, as well as additional anchovies and capers, if you desire.

Step 4/5

Reserve a third of the sauce for later. Thinly slice the cooled veal. Spread a serving platter with some of the remaining sauce, and layer some veal slices on top. Cover with another layer of sauce, then another layer of meat. Repeat until all of the meat and sauce is used, with the final layer being sauce. Cover and refrigerate for at least 24 hours.
  • plastic wrap
  • serving platter
  • cutting board
  • knife

Reserve a third of the sauce for later. Thinly slice the cooled veal. Spread a serving platter with some of the remaining sauce, and layer some veal slices on top. Cover with another layer of sauce, then another layer of meat. Repeat until all of the meat and sauce is used, with the final layer being sauce. Cover and refrigerate for at least 24 hours.

Step 5/5

Bring dish to room temperature. Meanwhile, chop parsley and slice remaining lemon. Garnish dish with lemon slices, parsley, and capers, and serve with reserved sauce on the side. Enjoy!
  • lemon
  • parsley for garnish
  • capers for garnish

Bring dish to room temperature. Meanwhile, chop parsley and slice remaining lemon. Garnish dish with lemon slices, parsley, and capers, and serve with reserved sauce on the side. Enjoy!