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Nut-crusted mahi-mahi

Points® value
Total Time
20 min
8 min
12 min
Sounds fancy but it’s super easy and works well with just about any thin fish fillet and any kind of nuts. Try striped bass with pecans or salmon with pistachios.*


Dry roasted salted macadamia nuts

3 tbsp(s), chopped

Dried plain breadcrumbs

¼ cup(s), panko (Japanese variety)

Fresh parsley

2 tbsp(s), or cilantro, fresh, minced

Table salt

¾ tsp(s), divided

Uncooked Mahi mahi fillet

1 pound(s), without skin

Egg whites

1 serving(s), large, whipped to soft peaks


  1. Preheat oven to 450˚F. Coat a baking pan with cooking spray; place pan in oven to heat.
  2. Place nuts, panko, parsley (or cilantro) and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a mini chopper or blender; process until combined. Pour crumbs into a shallow bowl or plate; set aside.
  3. Place fish on a plate; rub 1/2 teaspoon salt all over fish. Dip fish into egg white; turn to coat. Next, dip fish into nut mixture; turn to coat.mixture
  4. Remove pan from oven and place fish on pan. Roast until center of fish is no longer translucent, about 10 to 12 minutes. Serve immediately. Yields about 4 ounces fish per serving.


Garnish with salt and pepper if desired. *Could affect Points values.