Macadamia Nut Crust for Fish-Mahi Mahi, Salmon, Swordfish, Orange Roughy

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1recipe
  • About This Recipe

    “I like this and I hate fish.”


    Part 1

  • 1/4 cupflour
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 teaspooncayenne pepper
  • 1teaspoonwhite sugar
  • Part 2

  • 2cupswhole macadamia nuts or 2cupswhole cashews or 2cupswhole pistachios
  • 1/4 cupcoconut
  • Part 3

  • 2largeeggs
  • milk( a splash)
  • Directions

  • Mix together the first part.
  • Puree to dust or small chunks the second part.
  • whisk together the third part.
  • Put each in a separate bowl.
  • Dip the fish in Flour, egg and nuts and fry.
  • Reviews

  • “I used cashew nuts with Mahi-Mahi and it was very good.Rich flavour”

  • “Unfortunatly this didn’t turn out well for me.Macadamias are a very oily nut to begin with — pan frying them in oil made for a very greasy dish.Also, I only had the heat on medium, but the coconut burned quickly.I think in the future I would either bake this in the oven, and/or use a “drier” nut like pecans or almonds.”

  • “Simple recipie, came out very good. Definitely a keeper.”

  • “I used snapper filets and instead of frying them, I baked them in the oven. The fish was moist and delicious and the crust did not get burned at all. I will make this again with different nuts and different tyes of fish. Thanks for sharing!”

  • “Made this a few weeks ago and it was fantastic!My hubby is a picky p.i.t.a and he loved it!I made it as it is posted but I used macademia nuts, so tasty.Thanks DiB for sharing.”

  • “This recipe was really disappointing.It sounds great on paper, but when I cooked it, the nuts burned before the fish was cooked through.I had to toss it all out – what a waste.”

  • “Very good – tasty and moist.We used cashews and ended up with at least one cup leftover cashews. Next time I’ll use 1/2 cup instead of 2 cups nuts!But there WILL be a next time;everyone liked the recipe.”

  • “I have often had this variation in restaurants and wanted to find a recipe to use at home. I used a combination of macadamias cashews, and pistachios, on fresh sole. All looked well until the frying. Guess I had the heat too high..WOULD HAVE LIKED directions explaining the type of oil/butter and heat to be used. “FRY” just wasn’t clear enough for me.”

  • “My husband loved this recipe. I used cashew nuts & Mahi Mahi. I omitted the coconut because we don’t care for it and it still turned out very tasty.”

  • “I made this using macadamia and cashews.It was so good I was thinking of trying it with chicken for family who aren’t fond of fish. Thanks Dib’s”