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Coconut Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi {Gluten Free or regular}

Cuisine Dinner
Author www.monicaswanson.com


  • 4-6 filets of Mahi Mahi
  • Pineapple juice or Huli Huli sauce for marinade.
  • 1 cup flour for coating fish
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup Japanese style Panko or GF bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup crushed macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 T olive oil for pan-frying


  1. Place fish in a baggie or container with either Pineapple juice or Huli Huli sauce to fully cover it. Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour to marinade.
  2. Prepare three bowls for coating fish:
  3. ONE with flour (or for gluten free version--use your choice of gluten free flour substitutes--we used coconut flour.)
  4. ONE with three beaten eggs
  5. ONE with combination of panko (or GF bread crumbs,) chopped mac nuts, shredded coconut, as well as Salt and Pepper and Paprika.
  6. Turn on broiler to high, or put oil in pan and place over medium-high.
  7. Coat each piece of fish in flour on all sides. Then dip in eggs so that it is well coated. Next dip in the coconut/macadamia nut mixture and make sure that all sides are thoroughly covered.
  8. Place fish on broiler pan, or in hot oil on stove top. If broiling, watch it closely, but it should be done in close to ten minutes. IF frying, cook two-three minutes per side and check to see when it is flakey. *Don't over cook!
  9. ENJOY!!!