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Macadamia-Crusted Mahi Mahi

Turn mahi mahi fillets into fancy company fare with a crunchy coating of macadamia nuts and panko, then drizzle with a yummy, gingery sauce. Our judges raved about the flavor of this fast-fixing fish entree—so will your family and friends! Idana Mooney - Moreno Valley, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 mahi mahi fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot


  • Place the bread crumbs, nuts, salt and pepper in a food processor; cover and pulse until nuts are finely chopped.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and water. Place flour and nut mixture in separate shallow bowls. Coat fillets with flour, then dip in egg mixture and coat with nut mixture.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook fillets for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, soy sauce and ginger. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 30-60 seconds or until sugar is dissolved. Drizzle over fish.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 466 calories, 29g fat (4g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 644mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • Wendy
    Apr 14, 2018

    This was a fantastic recipe! Even my husband who doesn't care for fish ate it with relish! I soaked the Mahi Mahi in coconut milk for a couple of hours beforehand (based on another similar recipe I'd made in the past) and skipped the flour and egg treatment before sauteing, and the panko/macadamia mixture held just fine (plus the coconut milk gives it a nice added dimension). The sauce was an excellent addition, although I thought it was a bit sweet so will probably cut the brown sugar in half next time. This was a quick, easy and DELICIOUS recipe!

  • bubbles6259
    Mar 29, 2014

    Made this last week for my family. We all liked it. My son-in-law said it was resturant quality. High praise indeed. I get my best recipes from Taste of Home. Everyone love the " Best Ever Banana Bread" recipe.

  • readerboehm
    Feb 16, 2014

    I have used this with Walleye too! This was outstanding. The fish was super moist and very flavorful. I used 5oz pieces of Mahi Mahi. I cooked them for 3 minutes on each side and temped them at 135*F. They were a perfect 140 when I served. I cut the entire recipe in half except for the drizzle.

  • Francisca3032
    Sep 26, 2013

    Yum! Everyone loved this even the kids which do not like fish at all. I followed the recipe to a T and it turned out great and the sauce was a great accent.

  • tamarachronister
    Jul 4, 2012

    This recipe is incredible! I made it first time for guests and family - ALL loved it and all wanted seconds. Very flavorful. I can't rave enough about it. The only thing I did differently was grill it on the bbq on foil to reduce the fat content. Out of this world good! My husband specifically requested that I save this recipe!!

  • DEM1966
    Jun 25, 2011

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  • mandymacnaughton
    Jan 15, 2011

    This recipe was excellent!! I couldn't believe what a wonderful flavor it had. I enjoyed every bite. I made more than needed so the next day I microwaved the fish and put it over salad greens and it was so tasty. I didn’t need any salad dressing because the fish had enough flavor. I highly recommend this recipe!

  • chsievers
    Aug 11, 2010

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  • mperso
    May 14, 2010

    This was fabulous! The fish was so flaky and the breading was so good we didn't even want to use the sauce.

  • Kinseyroo
    Dec 2, 2009

    Absolutely delicious and fairly easy to make. Even my 14 month old enjoyed it!