The Lighter Side of Life

Living in Hawaii we have access to some of the freshest fish on the planet. Until recently I didn't even like fish. I was guilty of being one of those "is it a fishy fish?" Then I tried seared ahi. It was all over after that. I wanted to find different ways to incorporate healthy alternatives to our normal diets. We love sandwiches but we also loved bacon, chicken salad, egg salad, mayo, and pepperoni. We needed a change. We starting a detox meal plan that allowed us very limited varieties of food. We got tired of seared ahi and raw spinach. This is how we changed it up.
Pile your sandwich as high as you want with raw spinach and the fat free spread. 

Pile your sandwich as high as you want with raw spinach and the fat free spread. 

Curried Seared Ahi Sandwich
  • 1.5 pounds of sashimi grade ahi
  • 2 cups of Yoplait Coconut Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup of peeled and cut cucumbers
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh minced garlic (about 1 clove)
  • 3 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 loaf of focaccia of your choosing
  • 1 cup of baby spinach

Directions:

Curried Seared Ahi Sandwich ingredients

Curried Seared Ahi Sandwich ingredients

Wash the ahi with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside. Take your two cups of yogurt, cut cucumbers, fresh dill, minced garlic, and lemon juice and place in food processor. Pulse until a thick mixture is achieved and the cucumbers are diced up.
Place in fridge while you prepare the rest.

Coconut Yogurt Spread

Coconut Yogurt Spread

Making the spread in the food processor

Making the spread in the food processor

Take a large skillet and turn to med high heat and pour in extra virgin olive oil. While pan heats up season your ahi with your curry powder, rubbing it in and letting sit for a moment. Place the ahi in the pan searing both sides for about 3 minutes each. You may cook all the way through if you like. 

Season ahi with your favorite curry powder

Season ahi with your favorite curry powder

Sear filets about 3 minutes on each side

Sear filets about 3 minutes on each side

Resting seared ahi before building the sandwich

Resting seared ahi before building the sandwich

Next cut your focaccia to fit your ahi fillets and toast them slightly. We used an olive and garlic loaf. These can be found at most bakeries or grocery stores. Then start to pile your ingredients. Starting with your spread. This is a fast lunch or easy dinner that will be sure to please and is light on calories but full on flavor. 

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Final product

Final product