Healthy Mediterranean Food

Easy Vitello Tonnato

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Easy Vitello Tonnato

Easy Vitello Tonnato - Traditional cold dish from the Piedmonte region

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Health Score:
7,7 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
ready in 2 h. 10 min.
Ready in

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
1 carrot
½ stalk Leeks
4 ounces dry white wine
16 ounces vegetable stock
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon peppercorns
salt
18 ounces Veal fillet
2 eggs
6 ounces Tuna (Canned, in water)
3 Anchovy fillet
2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
freshly ground peppers
For garnishing
2 tablespoons Caper
1 organic lemon (thinly sliced)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.

Peel and rinse carrot and leek, cut into small pieces. Combine with 500 ml (approximatley 2 cups) of water and white wine in a saucepan. Add vegetable stock, bay leaf and peppercorns. Season with salt. Rinse veal and pat dry. Add to the broth and simmer, covered, for about 1.5 hours. Remove from heat and let meat cool in broth. 

2.

Cook eggs for 10 minutes until hard boiled, rinse in cold water and peel. Halve eggs and remove yolks (use egg whites otherwise). Combine egg yolks with tuna, anchovies and mayonnaise in a blender, puree. Add lemon juice, olive oil and a little broth and whisk until sauce becomes thick and creamy. Season tuna sauce with salt and pepper.

3.

Remove meat from the broth and pat dry, cut against the grain into thin slices. Arrange on plates and drizzle with sauce. Garnish with capers and lemon slices and serve.