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


Add to Grocery List

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

How to Make Macadamia nut crusted Mahi-Mahi


  • 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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Macadamia nut crusted Mahi-Mahi

Course/Dish: Fish

Show 3 Comments & Reviews

9 Catfish Recipes To Make For Dinner

9 Catfish Recipes to Make for Dinner

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

You don’t have to be in the South to enjoy a delicious catfish recipe. Check out these homemade catfish recipes any fish lover is sure to love for dinner!