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Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi-Mahi

This baked Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi-Mahi recipe is a delicious, easy fish recipe that is super simple, but fancy enough to impress company!  And it can be made from start to finish in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 656kcal
Author: Amy Nash


  • 4 mahi mahi filets 6 ounces each
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 cups dry roasted & salted macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Chop the macadamia nuts in a food process until they are the consistency of bread crumbs. Be careful not to chop too long until they turn into a nut butter.
  • Mix together macadamia nuts, panko breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper in a shallow pan like a pie dish. Whisk the coconut milk and lime juice together in another shallow dish.
  • Dip Mahi Mahi in coconut milk to coat both sides, then press the mahi-mahi into the panko-breadcrumb mixture. You may need to press the nut and breadcrumb mixture onto the fish to make sure they stick.
  • Transfer the mahi-mahi fillets to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until white and flaky inside.
  • Sprinkle with mango salsa and coconut jasmine rice!


Adapted from Oh Sweet Basil.


Serving: 1filet | Calories: 656kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 40g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 419mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 5mg