Having recently re-located to Port Macquarie I have become very fond of seafood restaurants. Macadamia-crusted fish is my new favourite restaurant-meal. Here is my home-made version that taste even better! Macadamia have the highest amount of monounsaturated fats of any known seed. They contain 9% protein, 9% carbohydrate, and 2% dietary fibre, as well as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, selenium, iron, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin.
- Serves 2-3
- 2-3 fish fillets (Basa fish works well)
- 1 cup macadamia nuts
- 1 lemon juice and zest
- 1 tbsp virgin olive oil
- 1 large sweet potato
- salt and pepper to taste
- greens of choice-I like to use broccoli and asparagus
- Preheat oven to 180-200 ⁰C.
- Wash, peel and dice sweet potato into small chunks.
- Heat water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the sweet potato chunks and allow to cook for approximately 10-15 minutes. Once soft, take off heat, mash potatoes to a smooth consistency and add salt/pepper to taste. Set aside.
- To make macadamia crust, blend the macadamias, lemon juice and zest together in a food processor.
- Heat olive oil in a non-stick fry pan. Add the fish and cook until white and non-translucent. Take off heat and cover each fillet with the macadamia crust.
- Place fish onto a backing tray and bake in oven for approximately 10 minutes.
- Steam the green veggies or use a non-stick fry pan as desired.
- Serve together -the macadamia crusted fish, mashed sweet potato and greens.