Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi Recipe

Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi Recipe
by James Babian as seen on the Today show

Makes 4 servings


For fish

• 4 6-ounce fish fillets, approximately 1/2-inch thick
• Sea or kosher salt and fresh-ground pepper
• 2 eggs
• Olive oil for frying

For crust

• 1/4 cup macadamia nuts, crushed
• 1/4 cup plain white bread crumbs
• 1 teaspoon orange zest
• 1 teaspoon lime zest
• 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
• 1 teaspoon chives, minced
• 1 teaspoon basil, chopped

Season both sides of the fish fillets with the sea or kosher salt, and fresh-ground pepper.

In a bowl, beat the eggs. Dip the flesh side of each fillet into the egg mixture — not the skin side.

Firmly press the flesh side of each filet into the crust mixture, until evenly crusted.

In a large pan, add about 1/4 inch of olive oil and heat to medium-hot.

Saute the fillets, crust side down, until they are golden brown and the crust is firmly set, approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and saute the skin side for approximately 1 minute.

Remove the filets from the pan, pat off any excess oil. Place on a baking sheet and bake in an oven pre-heated to 350 degrees, for 3-4 minutes, until fish is just cooked through.

Serve with papaya salsa or your favorite sauce.


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