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Macadamia Crusted Halibut Recipe

One of the most delicious halibut recipes ever! Crusted in macadamia nuts and sautéed in brown butter.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword brown butter, crusted, halibut, Macadamia
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 766kcal


  • Shallow pan for dredging
  • Oven-proof frying pan
  • Small food processor (optional)


  • 12 oz. Alaskan Halibut Fillets
  • ¾ cups bread crumbs panko
  • ½ cups macadamia nuts ground in food processor
  • 3 ounces salted butter
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil


  • Bring butter to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly (being careful not to let it boil over) until all of the solids caramelize and the butter starts to turn a light brown color.
  • Turn off heat and stir occasionally until room temperature. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Toast bread crumbs and macadamia nuts in oven until golden brown.
  • Cool, then in a food processor or by hand, chop the macadamia nuts. Leave some larger chunks.
  • Add the half with the larger chunks to the brown butter.
  • Combine the smaller chunks of macadamia nuts with the toasted bread crumbs.
  • Turn the oven up to 350 degrees.
  • Brush both sides of the fish with a little oolive oil to allow the breading to stick.
  • Dredge the halibut in the bread crumb mixture and sauté in two tablespoons of oil, two fillets at a time.
  • When golden brown on one side, flip and finish in the oven for approximately 5 minutes depending on the thickness of the fillets.
  • When the halibut is cooked, ladle brown butter mixture over the fish and serve. (Make sure to stir the butter mixture first).


Serving: 1filet | Calories: 766kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 69g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 31g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 572mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1063IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 3mg