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


  • 4
    6 oz. fish fillets, approximately 1/2-inch thick
  • ·
    sea or kosher salt and fresh-ground pepper
  • 2
  • ·
    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

How to Make Macadamia nut crusted Mahi-Mahi


  1. Firmly press the flesh side of each filet into the crust mixture, until evenly crusted.
  2. Season both sides of the fish fillets with the sea or kosher salt, and fresh-ground pepper.
  3. In a bowl, beat the eggs. Dip the flesh side of each fillet into the egg mixture — not the skin side.
  4. In a large pan, add about 1/4 inch of olive oil and heat to medium-hot.
  5. Saute 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.
  6. Remove 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.
  7. Serve with papaya salsa or your favorite sauce.

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About Macadamia nut crusted Mahi-Mahi

Course/Dish: Fish

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