Cacao Crusted Opah

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on February 13, 2013.
Recipe compliments of Manoa Chocolate Hawaii,



Cacao Crusted Opah

  • 2 tablespoons macadamia nut oil
  • 2 filets (4-6 ounces each) opah
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 1/8 cup raw or roasted cacao nibs, crushed (available at health food stores and farmer's markets)
  • 1/8 cup macadamia nuts, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a medium sauté pan, heat oil and pan sear fish for about 2 minutes on each side.
  3. In a large bowl, mix butter, panko, cacao nibs, and macadamia nuts, flour, salt and pepper; spread on top of fish.
  4. Bake until brown or about 6-7 minutes until cooked.

Makes 2 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including salt to taste):
720 calories, 50 g fat, 14 g saturated fat, 115 mg cholesterol, greater than 300 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 41 g protein


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