Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi


This is an unbelievable Hawaiian recipe that utilizes native ingredients to create a succulent hot and sweet entree.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
6 servings


  • 2 ounces macadamia nuts

  • 4 ounces plain bread crumbs

  • 6 (6 ounce) mahi mahi fillets

  • 4 ounces butter

  • 2 ounces shallots, diced

  • 4 cups chicken stock

  • 4 ounces pineapple, rough chopped

  • 4 ounces papaya, rough chopped

  • 4 ounces mango, rough chopped

  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut

  • 2 habanero peppers, seeded

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • white sugar to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. In a food processor or blender, pulse together macadamia nuts and breadcrumbs until finely ground. Pour nut mixture onto a plate, and coat fish fillets on both sides.

  3. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry fillets on both sides until nuts are golden brown. Remove to a baking pan.

  4. Add shallots to skillet, and cook until translucent. Stir in chicken stock. Mix in pineapple, papaya, mango, coconut, and habanero peppers. Season with salt, pepper, and sugar to taste. Simmer until sauce is thick, about 30 minutes. Strain to remove peppers, fruit, and shallots. Reserve sauce in a pan over low heat.

  5. Bake mahi mahi in preheated oven about 10 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F. Remove fish, and lightly coat with sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

465 Calories
25g Fat
24g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 465
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 168mg 56%
Sodium 1041mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 22mg 109%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 895mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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