Ahi Tuna in Tarragon Wine Butter Sauce

Ahi Tuna with White Wine Butter Sauce – gourmet style personified.

This recipe for ahi tuna in white wine butter sauce is one that any good restaurant would be proud to offer.

It is perfect for a busy week night. Ahi Tuna (also known as yellow fin tuna) can be served quite rare, so it only takes a few minutes per side and the sauce is fast to make.

Ahi Tuna in Tarragon Wine Butter Sauce

Assemble your ingredients.

Ahi Tuna ingredientsHeat the olive oil and cook the Tuna about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove and keep warm.

cook the tunaAdd the butter and cook the garlic.  Stir in the champagne vinegar, wine and tarragon and cook until reduced.

Tarragon reductionSpoon the sauce over the tuna and serve with a tossed salad for a delightful meal.

Ahi Tuna with Tarragon Wine Reduction

Yield: 2

Ahi Tuna in Tarragon Wine Butter Sauce

Ahi Tuna in Tarragon Wine Butter Sauce
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes



  1. Bring the tuna to near room temperature. This will insure that you get even cooking.
  2. Place the olive oil in a skillet, and pre-heat the pan to medium-high.
  3. Once pan gets really hot, season tuna filets with Kosher salt and cracked black pepper and sear for 1-2 minutes per side for medium-rare.
  4. Remove fish from pan and keep warm. Reduce the heat to low.
  5. Add the butter, white wine, tarragon and champagne vinegar to pan. Reduce sauce for a few minutes, then top tuna filets with sauce. Let the tuna sit for several minutes before cutting into it.

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