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of tuna bresaola salad, fennel and tuna sauce

by Ada Parisi
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Insalata di bresaola di tonno, finocchi, fragole e salsa tonnata

Today an easy recipe easy and cool, made not matching techniques and cooking but a little’ details: It is a tuna bresaola salad, fennel, strawberries, quail eggs and tuna sauce strictly homemade. A summer dish (in summer you can replace the strawberries with melon) that however does not give up any taste. I used a product of Scandia Morbegno that had intrigued me. And I've been trialling because I was sent for a taste: the Bresaola di tonno.

Prepared with yellow fin tuna fillets that are treated along the lines of bresaola, dry or salty with the addition of spices and sugar and then dried. Often going in Sardinia are a great admirer of tuna products and this bresaola, a delicate taste and very little salty compared to many other products (contrary to what I expected), It seemed perfect for this salad. Indeed, have a look at all my OF SALAD RECIPES to find one that suits you.

Indeed, to exalt the taste I prepared mayonnaise to which I added some tuna in oil and capers, doing so a yummy tuna sauce housewife. Strawberries give acidity, the fennel freshness and the quail eggs are combined very well with sauce. If you don't find the bresaola di tonno, of course you can replace it with any smoked fish. Salmon, tuna, swordfish. Or even with a carpaccio of raw fish, from salmon to sea bass with shrimp. Of course, previously subjected to reduction of temperature. And even with normal if you prefer bresaola salami. Have a good day!

Insalata di bresaola di tonno, finocchi, fragole e salsa tonnata


Portions: 4 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


200 grams of tuna bresaola (or smoked fish such as tuna, swordfish or salmon)
mixed salad, to taste
2 small fennel
8 quail eggs
10 strawberries
extra virgin olive oil (or seeds), to taste
lemon juice, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste

FOR tuna sauce:

2 egg yolks
salt and pepper, to taste
extra virgin olive oil (or if you prefer), to taste
100 grams of tuna in oil (drained weight)
the tip of a teaspoon of mustard
some caper
lemon juice, to taste


Tuna salad, fennel and tuna sauce

Tuna salad, fennel and tuna sauce

For the tuna sauce you must first prepare mayonnaise very consistent: put the yolks in a bowl and, with an electric mixer (or by hand if you want to streamline your arms), begin to assemble. When they started to clear, start adding extra virgin olive oil (Yes, You can also use the seeds but I don't like), While continuing to mount. Normally on 2 yolks I put 60 milliliters of oil, little compared to traditional recipes, but especially having to add tuna seems more than enough. Once you have a mayonnaise consistency, Add salt, mustard and a few drops of lemon juice. Continue to assemble and unite finally crumbled tuna and finely chopped capers. Keep the sauce in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap in contact until ready to serve.

Clean the fennel by removing the ends and the outer parts, then remove the wires with a knife. Cut the fennel very thin, if you have it I recommend using a mandolin, otherwise sharp knife and a steady hand. Place them in a bowl with ice water, so they become crunchy.

Wash strawberries, remove the stems and cut them in half.

Boil the quail eggs and remove the shell. Cut them in half.

Wash the salad.

Composition of the dish: season the mixed salad with salt, extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Put some salad in the dishes, then add some slices of fennel. Arrange the slices of bresaola di tonno (or smoked or fish carpaccios), complete with strawberries and quail eggs. Pour a little tuna sauce over the bresaola and serve the rest in a saucepan apart for those who want to add (the Add, I guarantee). Topped with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and serve immediately. Bon appétit!

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