White Fish with a Macadamia Crust

    25 minutes

    Here's a delicious and simple recipe for white fish is coated with a chopped macadamia nut mixture and grilled. Serve with white rice.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 fillets tilapia or other white fish
    • 320g macadamia nuts
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat the grill. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil.
    2. Combine macadamia nuts, soy sauce, garlic, hot sauce, brown sugar, olive oil and black pepper in a food processor; blend until the mixture is the consistency of paste.
    3. Spoon a thick layer of the macadamia mixture on top of each fillet. Place the fish macadamia mixture-side up on the prepared baking tray. Under the grill cook fish until the macadamia crust is golden brown and the fish flakes easily, about 15 minutes.

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    I've made countless recipes from this site, but this is the first time I have reviewed a recipe. I don't really care for fish much, but I've decided to eat it for my health. Looking for a recipe with ingredients I had on hand, I found this one. I can't get over how good it was. I absolutely loved it! To save money, I only used half of the macadamia nut mixture, but it would have been wonderful with the whole amount. I covered the fish with tin foil and put the fish in a 400 degree oven for 7 minutes. Then I put the paste on the fish and returned it to the oven (w/o the foil) for another 7 minutes. Don't overcook! Trust me, you will love this recipe. I can't wait to make it for my friends! Thanks so much for this recipe!!!  -  29 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    If you follow the recipe to broil the fish, the topping will burn right away. I would recommend baking the fish at a high temperature with the topping vs broiling.  -  05 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was incredible! It had a great flavor was easy to make. Everyone in my family loved it! I made a couple of small changes, I only used half of the nuts to make the paste and chopped the rest to sprinkle on the top. I baked it at 400 instead of broiling, my broiler is out of commision, and it still browned the nuts on top.  -  23 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)