Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi-Mahi with Maui Onion Salad

  • serves 4
Christine Cushing
Christine Cushing

Mahi mahi is a firm-fleshed fish with lots of flavour. With the macadamia nut crust, it's absolutely divine. If you can't get mahi mahi at your local fishmonger, substitute any other firm-fleshed fish steaks, such as swordfish or grouper. Panko are Japanese breadcrumbs and you can buy them at Japanese grocery stores or upscale markets. Maui onions are sweet and delicious but they are only available at certain times of the year so use any sweet onion such as Vidalia. Yield is 4 servings.

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Directions for: Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi-Mahi with Maui Onion Salad


Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mah

¼ cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)

2 Tbsp butter, softened

¼ cup macadamia nuts, chopped

2 tsp chopped fresh cilantro

½ tsp fresh thyme, minced

½ tsp paprika

Coarse salt and freshly cracked pepper

4 1 inch thick mahi mahi steaks, 6 oz each

Maui Onion Salad

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

½ tsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp fresh lime juice

4 tsp mirin or sweet sherry

Coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper

2 carrots, cut into thin matchsticks

1 English cucumber peeled, seeded and cut into thin matchsticks

1 Maui or sweet onion, sliced paper thin

½ tsp chopped fresh thyme


Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mah

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Combine the panko, butter, macadamia nuts, cilantro, thyme and paprika and blend well.

3. Season the fish steaks with salt and pepper.

4. Coat one side of the mahi mahi with the panko mixture.

5. Press the fish into panko mixture so the crust adheres to the fish.

6. With crust side up, bake the mahi mahi on a small baking sheet, about 6 to 8 minutes and then broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

7. Serve with the Maui Onion Salad.

Maui Onion Salad

1. In a medium bowl, whisk vegetable oil, soy sauce, lime juice and mirin.

2. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Add the carrots, cucumber, onion and thyme and toss to combine.

4. Serve with Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi.

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