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.
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 for those nights that you need to throw something together pretty quickly. 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.
And I love to serve this fish with Anna's Mango Papaya Salsa because it adds a sweet spicy flavor to the fish that is so good! The salsa can prepared up to 4 hours ahead of time.
Add a simple salad beside this delicious Mahi Mahi and you have a healthy dinner and happy tummies! Enjoy!
Edited from the original publication of March 21, 2017.
Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi
- 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 milk
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- In a food processor, process the nuts until coarsely ground.
- Add the butter to the nuts in the processor and mix just enough to combine.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the nut mixture, panko, and flour, and set aside.
- Place a piece of aluminum foil on a baking sheet and brush it with the olive oil.
- Sprinkle both sides of the mahi mahi with salt and pepper and then place the fish on the foil.
- Bake for 5 minutes.
- Remove the fillets from the oven and brush the top of each with the milk to moisten.
- With your hands pat the nut mixture onto the top of each fillet.
- Bake the fish for another 5 to 10 minutes and until the crust is golden brown.
- Serve and Enjoy!
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.