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Vitello tonnato: the best of Italy on a plate - Between land and sea

Today, Team Aubert & Mathieu is accompanied by young chef Pierre Taparel. We are going to offer you a small Italian starter between the sea and the land that always has its little effect! As tasty as it is beautiful to look at, this plate will transport you to Italy. Hang on to your taste buds, it's going to move!

To make this ideal starter for the summer (or this dish for snacks) you will need all these ingredients:

For the dish:

  • 600g cooked veal tenderloin
  • 50g Conchiglioni
  • 12 capers
  • 80 g parmesan cheese
  • 1 bunch of arugula
  • 24 anchovy fillets
  • Crumbled tuna
  • 30ml oil
  • fleur de sel & black pepper

For the sauce that goes well:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 30 g parmesan cheese
  • 150g Dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • 257 ml grapeseed oil seed

Please note that this stunt was performed by professionals, not to be reproduced at home!

    Preparation tips:

    Prepare the Tonnato sauce:

    In the bowl of your blender, finely chop the garlic & parmesan. Add tuna, anchovies, egg yolks, mustard and lemon juice.

    Purée this mixture until smooth (about 1 min). At medium speed, slowly add the oil to obtain an emulsion a little more fluid than mayonnaise. If too thick, dilute it with water. Reserve the latter in the fridge!

    Prepare the different elements of the dish:

    Slice the veal very thinly. Cut the capers in half their length.

    Prepare some fine shavings of Parmesan cheese (avoid eating them before placing them on your plate).

    Cook your Conchiglioni al dente (and yes here, it's done according to the rules!)

    Preparing your plate:

    Spread the Tonnato sauce in the hollow of a large plate. Then arrange the Conchiglioni stuffed with sauce & the slices of veal, folding them slightly to give volume to the dish.

    Add the capers and anchovies evenly, then add the parmesan shavings. Add a few rocket leaves. Finish the seasoning with olive oil, fleur de sel and freshly cracked pepper.

    There you go, buon appetito!

    If it doesn't really look like that, no one will blame you!

    Which wine do we drink with this starter?

    To go with this fresh and summery starter you need a silky wine! Our Amy cuvée will bring you a nice dose of fruit and sweetness!

    This is a wine focused on red fruits and sweet spices, which has good length and perfect suppleness. It is a very pleasant wine with light dishes and aperitif dinners.

    Choose our Kate red wine:Click here