Tuna Spread with Capers - Tonno sort’ Olio Mantecato
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Serves: One substantial ramekin of Tuna Spread
  • 2 - 6½ ounce cans of imported Italian Tuna packed in olive oil and well drained
  • 3 Tbs. of capers packed in salt if available, well rinsed and dry
  • 8 Tbs. European unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ tsp. of capers packed in salt if available, well rinsed and dry for garnish
  1. Place the tuna, 3 tablespoons of capers and unsalted butter in the work bowl of a food processor and process until a uniform paste has been formed. This will required stopping and scraping down the work bowl a number of times.
  2. Place the Tuna Spread in a bowl or ramekin to just accommodate the mixture. With the back of a teaspoon smooth out the surface and if you like create a bit of a design. Top the spread with the remaining capers, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  3. The spread should be removed from the refrigerator 45 minutes prior to serving to soften. I can be served with sliced Italian bread, toasted bread or made into Venetian sandwiches. This is the perfect accompaniment to a late afternoon glass of Prosecco, TrentoDOC or a Spritz.
Recipe by LaBellaSorella at https://labellasorella.com/2016/04/tuna-spread-with-capers/