Salt-Crusted Tuna


Tonnetto Al Sale is a simple yet delicious fish dish. The tonnetto is cooked inside a salt crust, which keeps it juicy and flavorful. The salt crust is then broken and the tonnetto is seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper. The result is a tasty and savory dish, perfect to serve as a main course.

Salt-Crusted Tuna

Total Time 30 minutes



  • 1. First of all, clean the tuna without scaling it.
  • 2. Prepare a suitable shaped baking dish and create a bed of salt inside.
  • 3. Place the tuna on the baking dish, on top of the salt bed.
  • 4. Completely cover the tuna with the rest of the salt, making sure it is well covered from all sides.
  • 5. Preheat the oven to 200-230 degrees Celsius.
  • 6. Place the baking dish with the tuna in the hot oven and let it cook for 20 minutes.
  • 7. Once cooked, remove the baking dish from the oven and break the salt crust that has formed.
  • 8. Remove the tuna from the salt crust and place it on a serving dish.
  • 9. Season the tuna with olive oil, salt, and pepper, to taste.
  • 10. Serve the hot salt-crusted tuna and enjoy.


Add finely chopped herbs to the tuna before covering it with salt for an extra flavor kick.
Author: Tips4Food
Calories: 300kcal
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