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Category: Entrée

Title: Vitello Tonnato


3 lb (1.5kg) nut of veal
1.5 oz (45g) canned flat anchovy fillets, drained
1 clove garlic, sliced thinly
2 medium carrots (240g), chopped finely
3 trimmed sticks celery (225g), chopped finely
2 medium brown onions (300g), quartered
6 sprigs parsley
5 C (1.25 litres) chicken stock
1 & 1/2 c (375ml) dry white wine (Vin Alto Unwooded Chardonnay)
1 & 1/2 T capers

Tuna Sauce

3/4 c (180ml) vegetable oil
1 egg yolk
3 1/2 oz (100g) canned tuna, drained
2 T lemon juice
1/4 c (60ml) cream


1. Using tip of sharp knife, make shallow cuts along length of veal.  Cut four anchovy fillets into 1/2 in (1cm) lengths; reserve remaining anchovies.  Insert anchovy pieces and garlic into each cut in veal. 
2. Place veal in large saucepan; cover with cold water.  Bring to a boil; boil 1 minute, uncovered.  Drain veal; rinse under cold running water.
3. Return veal to pan with carrot, celery, onion, parsley, stock and wine; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; simmer, partly covered, about 1 & 1/2 hours or until veal is tender. 
4. Remove veal from stock; leave to cool.  Reserve 1/4 cup stock for sauce; cool.  Can be made a day ahead to this stage and refrigerated, covered.
5. Cut veal into thin slices.  Dip veal into sauce and arrange in overlapping slices around plate.  Serve remainder of sauce seperately; sprinkle with capers.

Tuna Sauce

1. Cover reserved anchovy fillets with water; stand 10 minutes. 
2. Drain; pat dry with absorbent paper. 
3. Place oil, egg yolk, tuna, anchovy and juice in blender; blend until smooth. 
4. Place mixture in small bowl; stir in cream and reserved stock.  Can be made a day ahead and refrigerated, covered.

Serves 6

Provided by Provided by: Vin Alto, New Zealand.

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