Grilled Mahimahi with Honey-Macadamia Crust

Grilled Mahimahi With Honey-macadamia Crust Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


I found this recipe and can't wait to try it. From the West Hawaii Today newspaper. Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby, authors of "Big Flavors of the Hot Sun", suggest serving the fish with coconut rice.


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15 Min
15 Min


  • 4 8-oz
    mahi mahi filets, cut diagonally 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 tsp
    vegetable oil
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    toasted macadamia nuts, crushed

  • 1 c
    fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1/2 c
    pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    ginger, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c
    lime juice
  • 1 tsp
    chili pepper, minced (red or green)

How to Make Grilled Mahimahi with Honey-Macadamia Crust


  1. Rub fillets lightly with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Place fish on grill over a medium-hot fire; cook for 5 to 6 minutes per side.
  3. While second side is cooking, coat the exposed side lightly with honey and sprinkle with crushed mac nuts.
  4. Flip again; cook another minute or until crust is golden brown.
  5. Check for doneness by cutting into a piece; it should be completely opaque all the way through.
  6. Remove fish from grill, cut each in half, and serve.
  7. Pineapple-Ginger Relish:
    Combine all ingredients in a small bowl; mix well.
  8. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  9. Makes about 1 1/2 cups relish.

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About Grilled Mahimahi with Honey-Macadamia Crust

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian

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