Grilled Ahi and Soy Seared French Green Beans over Basmati Rice

This is an easy dish to prepare with ingredients that should be readily available at any grocery store.

1) To grill the ahi, first brush both sides  with a little olive oil and then place on either an indoor George Foreman style grill or an outdoor grill

2) Flip the ahi after about 3 minutes. Leave it on the grill until the center firms up a bit. Check after about 5 total minutes of grilling. Feel the outer edges of your fish, they should feel firm. Depending on how you like your fish, either leave the fish on until the center feels firm like the outer edges, or a little less if you prefer your fish less cooked. Always remember that it will cook a bit once you remove from the heat. When you remove the fish from the heat, make sure to keep it covered so it doesn’t lose moisture. You can also put it in the microwave to store it until you are ready to serve it.

3) The french green beans don’t need much prep. Simply toss a few handfuls into a large fry or sautee pan and douse with a few teaspoons of olive oil.

4) Add a teaspoon of soy sauce and cook on high for a few minutes until you see some of the green beans start to brown, stir a bit and cook another minute or so on high.

5) Once most of the green beans are browned on one or both sides, turn off and remove from the heat and cover with a lid for a few minutes. This will stop the browning but allow a little more internal cooking of the green beans.

Now your food is ready to serve. This combo goes great with basmati rice.

If you want to go a step further, you can prepare my favorite ahi sauce which complements it wonderfully. It’s simple, just blend the following:

1/4 c.   soy sauce

2  cloves of garlic

1 teaspoon of sugar

Just a drizzle of this sauce will liven your ahi, and you won’t be sorry. Save any for later, the sauce keeps several weeks due to the soy and sugar being preservatives.