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Appetizers, Fish and Shellfish

Crostini tonnato (tuna crostini)

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Total time: 10 minutes | Serves 4 to 6
  • 1 (6-ounce) can imported tuna in olive oil, drained
  • 12 anchovies, drained, rinsed and dried well
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained, rinsed and dried well, plus additional for garnish
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 loaf rustic French bread, thinly sliced and toasted
  • Olive oil

Step 1Combine the tuna, anchovies, capers, mayonnaise and vinegar in a blender or food processor and process until creamy. Add more mayonnaise if you like. Season with pepper to taste.

Step 2Spread on the crostini and serve, garnished with a few capers and a drizzle of olive oil.

Note: This can also be served as a dip for grissini or raw vegetables.
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