Baked Opakapaka (Snapper) With Macadamia Crust

Baked Opakapaka (snapper) With Macadamia Crust Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


In Hawaii, pink snapper is called opakapaka. This is a good dish from one of my favorite cookbooks - "Fish Dishes of the Pacific from the Fishwife" by Shirley Rizzuto.


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10 Min
15 Min


  • 2 1/2 lb
    pink snapper fillets
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice from 1/2 of a lemon
  • 3/4 c
    ground macadamia nuts, or almonds
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced parsley

How to Make Baked Opakapaka (Snapper) With Macadamia Crust


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Oil a baking pan with 1 tablespoon of the butter.
  3. Place the fish in the pan, and sprinkle with pepper and lemon juice.
  4. In a small skillet heat the rest of the butter. .
  5. Add the ground nuts.
  6. Stir and cook for 1-2 minutes making sure the mixture doesn't burn.
  7. Spread the mixture over the fish.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until done.
  9. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
  10. Note:
    I like to add a clove of minced garlic and about 1/4 cup white wine. I only bake this fish for 8-10 minutes.

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About Baked Opakapaka (Snapper) With Macadamia Crust

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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