Saturday, May 12, 2012

Macadamia-Crusted Sea Bass w Mango Cream Sauce

I love love love sea bass. I have never actually bought it to prepare myself before, as I'm too cheap. When it was on special at Whole Foods I couldn't resist, but I then found myself needing a way to prepare it.

A little web searching brought me to this recipe for Macadamia-Crusted Sea Bass with Mango Cream Sauce. It had so many elements that both the caveman and I love (a little crunch, mango... ) but obviously needed a Paleo overhaul. I got kind of creative, and the results were delicious! The coconut, mango and macadamia all work together to give this one a nice tropical taste.

Macadamia-Crusted Sea Bass with Mango Cream Sauce
adapted from All Recipes

1/2 mango, seeded, peeled and diced
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 tsp. lemon juice
pinch of salt

1/2 cup raw macadamia nuts
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. black pepper
pinch of red pepper flakes

1 lb. fresh sea bass
salt & pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbs. olive oil

Combine all topping ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.

Preheat oven to 350. Combine mango, coconut milk and lemon juice in a small pot over medium heat. Once it comes to a boil, lower heat and allow to simmer until thick. Once thick, taste for seasoning and add a pinch of salt if desired.

Meanwhile, season the fish with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add fish and sear on both sides for about 2 minutes each side.

Put fish in a baking dish and transfer to oven. Roast until cooked through. Cover fish with nut mixture and return to oven, cooking until the topping browns to your liking (about 5 minutes).

After plating fish, top with mango cream sauce.


  1. YUM! This dish sounds totally tropical! I love the idea of macadamia nut crusting fish...This is on my menu for this week! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks! The macadamia and coconut really went well together. You could probably even do this one without the mango sauce, and perhaps just squirt with some lime juice... I love all things tropical!