Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ahi in Panko and Furikake...

Tonight I made an easy great dish for dinner.  It is Ahi which is Hawaiian Tuna and I made it lighter by using Greek yogurt and lemon zest and juice to cut down the fat and salt.  I was able to make this only using one half of the mayonnaise I usually use to make this dish.  

For the crust I mixed panko  which is Japanese bread crumbs with Furikake which is seaweed, salt and this one had a little sesame in it.  It is light and the seaweed adds incredible flavor to the crust.

  • 6 Ahi steaks
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup good mayonnaise
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups of panko
  • 1 cup furikaki
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste

Mix the yogurt with the mayonnaise and add the zest of one lemon and the lemon juice, salt and pepper and mix it all together with a whisk. Set aside.  Next on a separate plate, mix the panko crumbs with the furikaki with your fingers until it is all tossed together and mixed well.

Then spread a light coating of the yogurt over the fish with a spatula.  Place the fish in the panko and sprinkle it all over the fish until it is covered.  After all of the pieces of the fish have been coated place them in a hot fry pan that has ¼ cup of olive oil and ¼ vegetable oil.  Watch the fish because it will cook very quickly.  You don’t want to over cook fish because it will come out tough.  Brown it on both sides about 3 minutes on each side.  Then place it on paper towels to pick up any excess oil.

I served this dish with "hapa haole" rice (a brown/white rice combo), sprinkled lightly with furikake which really gave the rice a nice flavor and further enhanced every bite of the yummy fish.  I also made a quick salad of red peppers, tomatoes, red onion and cucumbers which I lightly tossed with an apple cider vinaigrette that I made using a little Dijon mustard, 1 clove of  garlic, 1 tablespoon of honey, ¼ cup of vinegar and olive oil to taste. Since I like my vinaigrette a little tart, I didn't add that much oil which also kept it really light and fresh.  I then added ½ teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper. 

The dinner came out really great.  I ended the meal with a nice green tea.  I hope that you enjoy this Simply Heavenly dish as much as I did.  God bless you!!!


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This looks delicious.. If only I liked tuna :( I'm so picky when it comes to seafood!

New follower from the Aloha Friday blog hop!!

Hi Lily! I followed you back as well! Have a Simply Heavenly weekend!!! :):)

It is very delicious Jessica!!! I followed you back from the Aloha Friday blog hop. Have a Simply Heavenly weekend!!! :):)

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