Macadamia Nut Crusted Cod

It’s time for another 2015 cookbook challenge recipe!  The Englishman and I are on a big seafood kick, so we decided that this week’s recipe would be the Macadamia Nut Crusted Cod from Practical Paleo.

macadamia nut crusted cod

I should quickly note that the original recipe called for sole instead of cod, but Santa Monica Seafood had a killer deal on fresh cod, so we went with it.  I honestly think this recipe would go fabulous with any white fish of your choice so cod, halibut, sole; it all works!

This recipe reminded me of the delicious macadamia nut crusted snapper we had at Lelani’s during our honeymoon in Maui (which also makes me want to go back to Maui stat).

Another great bonus is you can throw together this dinner in less than 30 minutes.  It’s that easy.  We paired our fish with some roasted potatoes and vegetables and it was divine.

Macadamia Nut Crusted Cod (recipe from Practical Paleo)


1 lb fresh cod

1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts, chopped

2 tsp orange zest (lemon works too)

1 tbsp fresh onion, chopped

2 tbsp dry white wine

Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat your oven to a low broil setting.

Line a baking sheet with foil and place your onions on the sheet.  Gently place your fish on top of the onions.

macadamia nut crusted soleLightly sprinkle your macadamia nuts on top of the fish, followed by your orange zest.  Season with salt and pepper.

Drizzle your white wine over the fish and place in the oven for roughly 10 minutes.  The fish should be light and flaky when done.

Remove, garnish with lemon wedges and sides of your choice and enjoy.  So fresh, so easy.

macadamia nut crusted cod plate

What’s your favorite seafood dish? I’m always looking for new inspiration in the kitchen!

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