It’s ok to indulge once in a while. Seriously. And what better way to do that than delicious mahi mahi smothered in macadamia nuts? It’s almost better than the chocolate-covered kind (almost). We served this with steamed asparagus, lightly salted and buttered.
Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi
Yield: 4 servings
- 5 ounces (about 1 1/4 cups) roasted macadamia nuts, coarsely ground
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- Vegetable oil, for brushing foil
- 4 (6 to 8-ounce) mahi mahi fillets
- Kosher salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons coconut milk
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a medium bowl, stir together the nuts, panko, flour, and butter. Set aside.
- Place a piece of aluminum foil on a baking sheet and brush it liberally with vegetable oil. Place the mahi mahi on the foil and sprinkle each fillet with salt and pepper on both sides. Bake for 5 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and brush each fillet with the coconut milk. Divide the nut mixture among the tops of the 4 fillets, patting the mixture to spread and adhere to the fillets. Return to the oven and bake for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to stand 10 minutes before serving.