Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi

This Macadamia Nut crusted Mahi Mahi is easy to prepare and the perfect recipe for lunch or dinner! Add a side salad for a light meal.It’s always good to have a recipe that you can prepare quickly. You know, something you throw together and everyone thinks you have been working all day in the kitchen (hee hee). Okay Gr8 Friends, I’m sharing one of my easy and delicious “throw together recipes,” Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi.This Macadamia Nut crusted Mahi Mahi is easy to prepare and the perfect recipe for lunch or dinner! Add a side salad for a light meal.

Although fresh fish is always the best, in my freezer I usually have frozen mahi mahi fillets that I purchase from the Trader Joe’s freezer section. The nut mixture, which takes minutes to make, can be made several hours ahead of time and kept at room temperature until ready to use.This Macadamia Nut crusted Mahi Mahi is easy to prepare and the perfect recipe for lunch or dinner! Add a side salad for a light meal.  And I love to serve this fish with Anna’s Mango Papaya Salsa which can also be prepared up to 4 hours ahead of time.This Macadamia Nut crusted Mahi Mahi is easy to prepare and the perfect recipe for lunch or dinner! Add a side salad for a light meal.

Add a simple salad and you have a healthy dinner and happy tummies!  Enjoy!This Macadamia Nut crusted Mahi Mahi is easy to prepare and the perfect recipe for lunch or dinner! Add a side salad for a light meal.

Edited from the original publication of March 21, 2017.

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Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi

Recipe adapted from Alton Brown.

Course Main Course
Author Kyle

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups macadamia nuts toasted, See Gr8 Tip below
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup panko Japanese-style bread crumbs found in your local grocery store
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Olive oil for brushing the foil
  • 4 (6 to 8 ounce) Mahi Mahi fillets
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a food processor, process the nuts until coarsely ground.

  3. Add the butter to the nuts in the processor and mix just enough to combine.

  4. In a medium bowl, stir together the nut mixture, panko, and flour, and set aside.

  5. Place a piece of aluminum foil on a baking sheet and brush it liberally with the olive oil.

  6. Place the mahi mahi on the foil and sprinkle both sides of the fish with salt and pepper.

  7. Bake for 5 minutes.

  8. To moisten the fillets, brush the top of each with coconut milk.

  9. With your hands pat the nut mixture onto the top of each fillet.

  10. Bake the fish for another 5 to 10 minutes and until the crust is golden brown.

  11. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Gr8 Tip:

If you buy raw macadamia nuts and want to roast them at home:

  • Preheat oven to 325° F.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil (optional).
  • Toast nuts for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Gr8 Make Ahead Tip:

The nut mixture can be prepared up to about 4 hours ahead of time.  Process steps #1 through #4 and set aside until ready to add to the fish.

Anna's Gr8 Tip:

I don't normally have coconut milk so I used almond milk and it worked as well. Still delicious!

 

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