Grilled Tuna with Tarragon Sauce; 10 more years!

Occasionally, we take a break from salmon for our Friday Fish.

The alternatives are either cod or tuna as mon mari does not like fish with bones. Sometimes I just buy him fish sticks (fish fingers). As an aside: both of those names for breaded, frozen, chopped fish are a bit nonsensical, but who am I to quibble over names?

Back to the recipe….

I love tuna; he accepts it. When I see it, which is not often, I buy it.

Grilling it is, of course, a plus…. as is a Tarragon Mustard Sauce.

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Grilled Tuna with Tarragon Sauce

 If you get sushi-grade tuna you will definitely want to have this rare (it has to be graded to a higher standard so it is okay to eat raw).  Regular tuna we normally have medium.  Well done tends to make it rather dry.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Grilling


  • 2 tuna steaks, 6oz each (180gr each)
  • Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup (2oz, 60ml) white wine
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs fresh tarragon, snipped
  • pinch of sea salt
  • Tarragon Sauce:
  • 1 tbs snipped fresh tarragon
  • 1 tbs snipped fresh chives
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tbs whole grain mustard
  • 2 tbs Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbs mayonnaise   


  • Put tuna in a dish with deep sides. 
  • Mix all ingredients for marinade, pour over fish and let marinate for 10 – 20 minutes, no longer. 
  • Remove from marinade and cook on barbecue grill for 4 – 6 minutes per side (depending on thickness) for regular tuna, 2 – 3 minutes for ahi. – or until done to your liking.
  • Tarragon Sauce:
  • Mix all ingredients.
  • When tuna is done, remove to plates and serve, tarragon sauce on the side.


Can also be cooked under broiler or sautéed in nonstick pan for roughly the same amount of time. 
Dried herbs can be used in place of the fresh. Soak them in the lemon juice for 5 – 10 minutes before making sauce.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 453
  • Sugar: 1.9 g
  • Sodium: 705 mg
  • Fat: 24.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.1 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 44.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 77.5 mg
Grilled Tuna, Tarragon Sauce

Remember back in the 1st part of April I wrote about going to the PTB (Powers That Be) to renew our residency? So that we can continue to live in our house?

At the end of May we received notice that it had all been approved.

Actually, I received a letter during the 3rd week of May saying I had been approved and I could pick up my new card on June 4th at 9:30am.

Mon mari received a letter a week later saying that he, also, had been approved and he could pick up his new card on June 7th at 9:00am.

Such is how bureaucracies work…..

I sent them an email, saying that, as the drive was over an hour each way would it be possible to pick them up on the same day. I didn’t even hint at doing so at the same time….

I got an email back (a few days later) saying of course! And they even changed the time to 11:30am so we didn’t have to get up at dawn. Plus we could come together – meaning we could enter the building and go to the office ‘ensemble’ rather than one-by-one.

We were then reminded to bring our old documents, a black pen to sign the forms, and to wear a mask.

Once there it took us 5 minutes each to complete the process.

We’re good for another 10 years!

2 thoughts on “Grilled Tuna with Tarragon Sauce; 10 more years!”

  1. I never see tuna here. Never. I occasionally buy salmon but since hubs is not a fan, I don’t buy it often. I did order it tonight though while out to dinner. Maple glazed. It was excellent. He had walleye which was also good. I’d eat fish at home at least three nights a week if I could convince him though.

    I’m glad you’re good for another 10 years! I envy you and the traveling and residences you’ve gotten to enjoy. I married a non-adventurous man with a job that’s pretty specific to only two or three areas in the US. So here we are. sigh

    • And while we love living here, we could not move back to the U.S. even if we wanted to. Could never afford the insulin, etc. for the hubs. So we get the benefit of travel – life is good, if not always easy lol

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