Macadamia-Encrusted Halibut

Makes dinner for two.

Approximate cooking time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • 1 Tbs fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb fresh halibut fillets
  • zest of 1/2 orange
  • 1 orange, sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉.
  2. Toast Macadamia nuts in a small skillet over medium-low heat until slightly golden.  NOTE: stir constantly, as they will burn quickly if unattended. Set aside and allow nuts to cool completely before chopping.  Chop when cool.
  3. Meanwhile, lightly grease a shallow baking dish with olive oil.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat egg with almond or coconut milk and set aside.
  5. Add parsley, sea salt, pepper, and orange zest to a shallow bowl with the nuts.
  6. Dip each halibut fillet in egg mixture, and coat on both sides, then press halibut in nut mixture.  Be sure each fillet is fully coated.
  7. Place fillets in the shallow baking pan, and bake for 15 minutes (or until fish flakes apart with a fork).
  8. Serve with orange slices.

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5 Comments

  1. This was delicious. I used lemon juice from a whole lemon in the egg mixture and used the zest of the whole lemon in the nut mixture. I didn’t have parsley so it was still very tasty without. The boyfriend doesn’t like nuts on food but he also ate it and loved it.

  2. This looks great! Is this canned coconut milk or the stuff in the carton? And if you use almond milk, is it the refrigerated stuff? Thanks!

    • Neely Quinn

      Sarah – All of our recipes that call for coconut milk are indeed calling for canned coconut milk. Sorry for any confusion!

  3. Mark B

    Is there a prefered type of baking dish? Is glass ok?

  4. Karen M

    This was so yummy. I used almond milk and snapper fillets and cooked in the oven for 20 minutes. This was stunning. The whole family loved it.

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