Macadamia nut crusted Mahi-Mahi

Lori Heddinger


My mother loved Mahi-Mahi, so I ate it often as a child. This is my favorite preparation. It is super easy to make, but will definitely impress your guests!

★★★★★ 3 votes
10 Min
10 Min


6 oz. fish fillets, approximately 1/2-inch thick
sea or kosher salt and fresh-ground pepper
olive oil for frying
1/4 c
macadamia nuts, crushed
1/4 c
plain white bread crumbs
1 tsp
orange zest
1 tsp
lime zest
1 tsp
garlic, minced
1 tsp
chives, minced
1 tsp
basil, chopped


1Firmly press the flesh side of each filet into the crust mixture, until evenly crusted.
2Season both sides of the fish fillets with the sea or kosher salt, and fresh-ground pepper.
3In a bowl, beat the eggs. Dip the flesh side of each fillet into the egg mixture — not the skin side.
4In a large pan, add about 1/4 inch of olive oil and heat to medium-hot.
5Saute the fillets, crust side down, until they are golden brown and the crust is firmly set, approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and saute the skin side for approximately 1 minute.
6Remove the fillets from the pan, pat off any excess oil. Place on a baking sheet and bake in oven for 3-4 minutes, until fish is just cooked through.
7Serve with papaya salsa or your favorite sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish