This is one of my favorite fish recipes. It’s so easy, it’s almost insane! Plus it tastes delicious and is clean friendly. The secret is in the crust. Sea-salted macadamia nuts are key; creating a salty, nutty finish to this chicken-like fish. I’d imagine even picky eaters or those who typically don’t eat fish would enjoy this. It’s light, healthy and completely satisfying! I’ve given this recipe to countless friends and family. I often use the frozen filets from Trader Joes. Just un-thaw and follow the recipe. It works every time! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
- 1/2 cup Macadamia Nuts
- 1/2 tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
- 4-6 filets of Mahi Mahi
- cracked black pepper
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a baking dish with olive or coconut oil. I use my lasagna pan for this dish and there’s extra room, but it works just fine for me!
Using a mini or large food processor, crush the macadamia nuts until they form small crumbs. Don’t go too crazy! You don’t want to make macadamia butter. Hint: I always use the pulse setting to be sure I don’t overprocess. If you need more nut coating, just process some more!
Spread the crumbs onto a plate. Melt your coconut oil in the microwave for a few seconds so that it turns into a spreadable oil that can be brushed onto the fish.
Clean your fish and pat dry. Grind some fresh cracked black pepper on it and then flip over and place in your baking dish. Time to get ready for some coconut oil! Brush the top side of the Mahi Mahi fillet with the melted coconut oil and press a bunch of the macadamia nuts onto the top of each filet creating a crust.
Place the fillets in the baking dish and bake for 18-20 min.
After 18-20 minutes, turn on the broiler on high and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes. You want the top to be toasty brown but not burned so keep an eye out! I told you it was easy!
I love this on top of brown rice with some fresh pineapple salsa or served with stir-fried veggies.