Ahi Steaks with Orzo and Sauteed Greens

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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.

Serves 2

It goes really good with a hearts of palm, avocado, kumquat and fennel salad!

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10 Responses to Ahi Steaks with Orzo and Sauteed Greens

  1. This is such a perfect and healthy lunch/dinner!

  2. Tuna has been on my mind for a while but I’ve never done it so I’ve been feeling squirrelly about it. But now, yours just looks so delicious and easy, I think I’m gonna go for it! Perfect for those mellow hot summer days!

    • HelenFern says:

      The key is to getting a really fresh (or a quality frozen) piece of fish. And thanks for stopping by! Let me know how your tuna comes out!

  3. I have never purchased tuna steaks before mainly because I don’t know how to prepare them. This is a great recipe to try out now. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  4. Kathleen - says:

    A lovely healthy recipe, I would need to cook the steak a little longer. I don’t like to hear it moo. Most of my family love it the way you have cooked it.

    Kathleen
    Blogger’s Pit Stop

    • HelenFern says:

      Ahi is tuna, not beef. It’s best rare, but you can cook it longer. Some people prefer it less pink.

  5. Yummy, yummy! And yay for the beach! Thanks for sharing it with us at #FridayFrivolity!

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