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Mahi-Mahi with Macadamia Nut Sauce recipe, printbox image.

Mahi-Mahi with Macadamia Nut Sauce

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish, Seafood
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Follow our easy step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions for making this really great Mahi-Mahi with Macadamia Nut Sauce. We re-created this recipe for the Our State Magazine website based on a recipe from one of their 1967 magazines. It was a time before Dolphin Fish became known as Mahi-Mahi and… back when it was bringing a good price at 1.00 per pound. My, how times do change.



  • 2 pounds of Mahi-Mahi fillets (Dolphin Fish)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ cup Butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • Dash of Black Pepper

Macadamia Nut Sauce:

  • 1 cup Macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup Butter, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon Parsley, chopped


  1. Prepare the Macadamia Nut Sauce by lightly browning the nuts in butter. Add the parsley. Set aside and keep warm. Makes 1 cup of sauce.

For the fish:

  1. Skin fillets and cut into serving size portions.
  2. Sprinkle fillets with salt and pepper.
  3. Combine butter and lemon juice.
  4. Place fish on a well-greased broiler pan and brush with butter and lemon juice mixture.
  5. Broil about 3 inches from heat source for about 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Carefully turn fillets, brush with butter and lemon juice mixture.
  7. Broil for about 4-5 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  8. Place fish on a warm serving platter.
  9. Pour Macadamia Nut Sauce over fish.
  10. Serve warm and Enjoy!

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