Brown Butter Macadamia Nut Crusted Alaska Halibut

Brown Butter Macadamia Nut Crusted Alaska Halibut

Servings: 4 servings
Author: Marvellina
Wild-caught high-quality Alaska halibut is crusted with a mixture of ground macadamia nuts and brown butter, baked to perfection, and served with creamy Macadamia Miso sauce. A delicious and easy seafood recipe the whole family can enjoy.
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  • 4 pieces of about 4 oz boneless skinless Alaska halibut fillet

Macadamia miso sauce:

  • 1/2 cup of dry roasted macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp of brown butter
  • 1 Tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp of red or white miso paste
  • 1/4 tsp of sugar

Brown butter macadamia nuts crust:

  • 6 Tbsp of butter see instruction for making brown butter
  • 1 cup of dry roasted macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp of salt

Serve with:


Making brown butter:

  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and continue to cook until the melted butter turns dark golden brown, about 5 minutes or longer. There will be dark brownish milk solids appearing from browning the butter. You may increase the heat but watch out because they turn dark pretty fast when you do that. Remove from the heat into a heat-proof container, save about 2 Tbsp for the sauce

Making macadamia miso sauce:

  • Place all the ingredients for the sauce in a food processor and process into a smooth mixture, don't worry if it's not entirely smooth. Pour this thick but pourable mixture into a saucepan and cook until slightly thickened and creamy. You can add a bit more heavy cream if you find it too thick. Remove from the heat.

Cooking the fishes:

  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside. Pat the Alaska halibut pieces dry with paper towel to make sure you get rid of excess water. Place these on the baking sheet and put in the oven, 3rd rack from the top and bake for 5 minutes
  • Place the macadamia nuts in a food processor and coarsely ground it. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the macadamia crust. The mixture will be wet. Set aside
  • Remove the fish from the oven after 5 minutes and top the fish with the macadamia crust. Gently use your fingers to press the mixture onto the fishes to make sure they stay. Return to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes or until cooked through and the crust is golden brown


  • Serve the brown butter macadamia nut crusted Alaska halibut with rice (white, brown, or other grains you prefer), salad and the Macadamia Miso sauce on the side and serve immediately