We may not being going to Hawaii this month but at least we can make this delicious macadamia crusted mahi mahi with mango salsa!
Cade is dying to go to Hawaii one day. I am thinking Kauai as I love the idea of a more quiet, natural setting, but I’ve only been to Oahu so I clearly have no idea. I do know that wherever we end up going one day I’ll be crossing my fingers that we can order macadamia crusted mahi mahi with mango salsa because I bet it’s even better with the good, fresh ingredients.
Traveling is something Cade and I love and we want to do much more of but I’ll be honest, it totally overwhelms me. The cost is obviously ridiculous, but it’s not just that. Trying to get the best rates on everything, find the best places to stay, good places to eat and what to do, not to mention getting to and from accommodations and around town are all a stress for me. I’d much rather someone just plan out the best of everything for me and then also give me a day to just wander and discover the area on my own.
Does that even make sense? I sound like a child not being able to plan my own vacation but it all stems from traveling with the brands we work with. We’ve been on many trips and the brands always do such an amazing job of showing us around and introducing us to the hidden gems of the area. Now that I’m older and I’ve been able to see that it’s really the local favorites that end up being mine as well. Plus it’s actually really way more fun to discover a city in a more personal way instead of just like a tourist.
Now the mahi mahi. We dip ours in a coconut milk and lime juice to give it a little marinade action then we grind up the macadamia nuts to make the crust. We prefer roasted and salted macadamia nuts for more flavor. And before I forget, we still salt and pepper the fish. It needs a little seasoning.
The nuts are mixed with panko bread crumbs as they don’t carry the fish well on their own. And we really like the way that panko breads anything at all. It adds a nice, crunchy, delicious crust and helps to bring out a little golden color. We bake ours to keep it healthier but you could totally fry them up in a pan in about half the time. We just brush oil on tinfoil and drizzle a little over the top to create the golden color we want.
At the end, top the whole thing with fresh mango salsa. Here’s our Secret Recipe!
What is Another Name for Mahi Mahi?
Mahi Mahi is commonly known as Dolphin Fish.
However, it is not the mammal dolphin.
Mahi Mahi is the Hawaaian name for dolphin fish.
Dorado is the Spanish name for this fish.
Can Mahi Mahi be Eaten Raw?
If Mahi Mahi is caught specifically for raw consumption, then yes, it is safe to eat raw.
Can Macadamia Nuts Cause Allergies?
Nuts are one of the most common foods to cause allergic reactions.
Allergies to tree nuts such as macadamia are not as common as peanuts.
Although, they can cause serious allergic reactions.
Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi
Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa
- Fresh Mango Salsa
- 2 Mahi Mahi Filets
- Salt and Pepper
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
- 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
- 1 Cup Dry Roasted, salted Macadamia Nuts
- 2 Tablespoons Flour
- 1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
- Brush the foil with oil.
- Prepare the mango salsa and set aside.
- In a food processor or blender, pulse the macadamia nuts until they are ground down. Do not mix or it will turn into a spread. The warmer they get being blended the more likely it is to happen.
- In a shallow dish, mix the nuts, bread crumbs salt and pepper, and flour.
- Set aside.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper on each side of the fish.
- In a shallow dish, whisk together the coconut milk and lime juice.
- Dip the fish on both sides and then put straight into the nut mixture.
- Flip the fish over and press the nuts into the fish creating an even coating.
- Place the fish on the baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until white and flaky.
- Serve with mango salsa immediately.