Tonno Tonnato

Seared Tuna with Tuna Sauce

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1992

  • About

In Italy I came to enjoy the classic dish known as “vitello tonnato.” braised veal with tuna sauce. To the people of Lombardy, where this dish originates, and to the average Italian, this combination doesn’t seem unusual, but to the average American, it sounds strange. Why a public that can embrace the concept of surf and turf hasn’t been won over. I don’t understand. Perhaps it is the association of tuna fish as a sandwich spread. On the other hand, tuna served raw as sashimi or grilled an