Macadamia-Crusted Salmon Recipe
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Macadamia-Crusted Salmon Recipe

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One evening when my husband and I went out to dinner, he ordered a salmon dish that sounded interesting. It was wonderful. When I tried duplicating it at home, he said mine was as good as, if not better than, the original. That made my day!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 salmon steaks (about 1-1/8 inches thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 793 calories, 77g fat (17g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 641mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 23g protein.


  1. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg white until frothy. Dip fish in egg white, then coat with nuts. Gently pat nut mixture onto fish.
  2. In a large skillet, cook fish in oil over medium heat for about 6-8 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Meanwhile, melt butter. Stir in parsley and lemon juice. Drizzle over fish. Serve with rice. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Macadamia-Crusted Salmon in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p212

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Momof2CarlsbadBoys User ID: 6830736 106313
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

"So delicious. Don't cook it in a cast iron pan, though, I burned the nuts."

JillAndLea User ID: 1675407 156498
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"A really great use of macademia nuts. The salmon was delicious. However, because of the super-high calories in this meal, it isn't one I'll make too frequently."

PierceSM User ID: 1576329 156472
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2009

"I think I overcooked the fish. I'll probably give this one another try, but the rest of my family was real thrilled with the it."

mrssmwood User ID: 2731051 150593
Reviewed May. 10, 2008

"It's very delicious, I tried this recipe for my mother-in-law's birthday, everyone went back for seconds!!"

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