Macadamia Crusted Barramundi with Pineapple Slaw Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients: 3 - (6 oz) Australis Barramundi fillets, 1 cup - macadamia nuts, finely chopped, 1/2 cup - panko breadcrumbs, 1/4 teaspoon - cayenne pepper, 1 - egg, 2 tablespoons - unsweetened coconut milk, 2 tablespoons - olive oil, 1 - lime, Salt and pepper, to taste, 2 cups - coleslaw mix, 1 cup - canned or fresh pineapple, drained and diced, ¼ cup - green onion, diced, 1 - handful chopped cilantro, stems removed, 3 tablespoons - rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon - sesame oil, 1 tablespoon - soy sauce,
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Macadamia Crusted Barramundi
with Pineapple Slaw Salad

  • 20m prep
  • 16m cook
  • Serves 4
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  • Pairs with Fruit Punch

  • Perfect for Weeknights

  • Perfect for Families


For the Fish
  • 3 (6 oz) Australis Barramundi fillets
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
For the Slaw
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1 cup canned or fresh pineapple, drained and diced
  • ¼ cup green onion, diced
  • 1 handful chopped cilantro, stems removed
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

Need a vacation? This dish will take you there.

Crunchy and sweet, the tropical flavors will be sure to please everyone in the family. Serve this Macadamia Crusted Barramundi with Pineapple Slaw over coconut rice or solo. It’s a quick and satisfying meal that’s a breeze to make on a week night. Recipe, food styling & photography by Tabitha Blue of Fresh Mommy Blog.

  1. Step 1Combine slaw mix, pineapple and green onion, cilantro, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce in a large bowl and set aside. Let flavors combine for about 20 minutes.
  2. Step 2Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Thaw the fish and rinse under cold water. Use paper towel to pat each fillet very dry.
  3. Step 3In a food processor, chop macadamia nuts until the consistency of bread crumbs. Mix together nuts, panko and cayenne pepper. In a separate small bowl whisk egg with coconut milk. Salt and pepper both sides of the barramundi fillets.
  4. Step 4Fill the bottom of a cast iron skillet with the olive oil and place on stovetop over med-high heat. Once the oil is heated up, dip fish in egg mixture then coat both sides with panko nut mixture. Place fish in hot skillet and cook 3 minutes on each side.
  5. Step 5Squeeze lime over the fillets and place cast iron skillet in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes or until firm.
  6. Step 6 Once fish fillets are finished baking, plate the meal by adding a cup or two of the pineapple slaw salad to a plate and top with the macadamia crusted fish. Enjoy!
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