Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi with Strawberry Lime Salsa


Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi

On a recent trip to Florida, I ordered a macadamia nut crusted fish that sounded delicious. Unfortunately, it was breaded in a thick batter that rendered the flavor of the macadamias indistinguishable. On the whole, it was rather tasteless, but I liked the idea so much I had to come home and find a way to make my own. This low carb macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi recipe is far from tasteless, believe me. And the strawberry salsa makes a delicious and colorful topping.

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Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi with Strawberry Lime Salsa


    Strawberry Lime Salsa:
  • 1 1/2 cup diced fresh strawberries
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 1 tbsp diced red onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Mahi Mahi:
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 oz salted roasted macadamia nuts
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 6-ounce mahi mahi filets
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp macadamia nut oil


  1. For the salsa, combine strawberries, jalapeño, red onion, cilantro, lime zest and lime juice in a small bowl. Stir and let sit at least 20 minutes for flavours to meld.
  2. Preheat oven to 425F. Place coconut oil in a 9×13 inch glass or ceramic baking dish and place in oven to melt. Remove from oven.
  3. Chop macadamia nuts in a food processor until they resemble coarse crumbs. Transfer to a bowl and add shredded coconut and cayenne pepper.
  4. Pat mahi mahi filets dry with a paper towel and place in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Sprinkle macadamia nut mixture over filets and press lightly to adhere. Drizzle with macadamia nut oil.
  6. Bake 9 to 11 minutes, depending on thickness of filets, until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  7. Serve with strawberry lime salsa on top.

Yield: 4

Cholesterol: 124mg

Food energy: 356 Calories

Total fat: 22g (55.2% calories from fat)

Protein per serving: 33g

Total dietary fiber: 3g

Sodium per serving: 419mg

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