Macadamia Nut And Coconut Are Our Favorite Flavor Duo
We’re nuts for creamy, crunchy macadamias. It makes sense that they pair perfectly with coconut, another tropical plant. The combo might conjure daydreams of palm tree-lined Hawaiian beaches since much of the macadamia nuts we consume come from there, but we were surprised to discover that they’re native to Australia! Let’s get back to that vision of Hawaii, where fish and rice bowls are a culinary staple. We’re hoping that this recipe for a macadamia nut crusted fish bowl transports you there!
Don’t Forget The Special Sauce For Macadamia Nut Crusted Fish
Another key element for our fish and rice bowl is a special (and delightfully simple) sauce made with mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, and a touch of the coconut milk mixture you’ll use to cook your rice. This sauce is so good, you’ll be drizzling and dipping it everywhere!
How To Build The Perfect Rice Bowl
When we think of breaded fish, we immediately think of panko or some other type of breadcrumbs, but we’re here to up your baked fish repertoire with macadamia nuts and coconut. The best part is, our version is gluten free and dairy free!
Make coconut milk-and-ginger-scented rice (you’ll also reserve the coconut milk mixture to thin your special sauce.
Quickly blanch green beans (these will finish cooking with the fish in the oven).
Bread your fish (tilapia, cod, or halibut work great here!) with macadamia nuts and flaked coconut (sweetened or unsweetened–it’s your call).
While the fish and green beans are baking, make a sweet chili sauce and mayo sauce to drizzle over everything.
Once you’ve divied up the rice, baked macadamia nut crusted fish, and green beans amongst your bowls and topped it with the special sauce (our favorite part!), finish with a little sliced green onion for pizazz.
Tools You’ll Need
Shallow mixing bowls are helpful for the fish-dipping stations (one for the egg bath and one for the coconut-macadamia nut mixture)
A baking sheet for one stop fish and green bean baking
Chop chop! A good kitchen knife will help prep the macadamia nuts and green onions
Rice. Bowl. Repeat.
Truth: we really can’t get enough rice bowls in our lives. You can fact check us with these other fabulous recipes: