After spending three glorious days at the beach, I’m so in the mood for seafood! I found these beautiful ahi steaks on sale and decided they would go great with the greens I already have. And the bonus? It’s a low fat, healthy meal too!
What you need:
- 2 Medium sized ahi steaks, about 1 inch thick
- 1 ½ cups mixed greens (I used spinach and arugula)
- ¼ cup chopped, crispy bacon
- 1/3 cup coarsely chopped green onion
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 2 Tablespoon smoke flavored olive oil (or just regular)
- 1 ½ cup orzo cooked in broth and lightly buttered
- Garlic salt
- Lemon pepper
How to Do it:
First cook the greens. Add them and about ½ cup water to a skillet. Bring the water to a boil, cover and cook until the greens are soft and tender. There should be about ¾ to 1 cup left.
Pour off all the water and add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and the butter. On medium heat, sauté the cooked greens for about 3 minutes. Add the onions and the bacon and cook until the onions are slightly softened.
Remove from the pan and keep warm.
While the greens are cooking, sprinkle the last tablespoon of olive oil over the steaks on both sides. Sprinkle some garlic salt and lemon pepper on each side.
In the same pan as you cooked the greens, turn the heat to high. When the pan is hot, place the steaks in and sear about 2-3 minutes on each side. You want it warm but still pink in the middle.
Serve the greens and ahi with the orzo.
It goes really good with a hearts of palm, avocado, kumquat and fennel salad!
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