Duke's Macadamia Nut Herb-Crusted Fish

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Demonstrated by: Executive Chef Mike Wong of Duke’s Canoe Club Waikiki.
Brunch On The Beach Recipes - 2002.



Dukes Macadamia Nut Herb-Crusted Fish

  • 4 (6 oz size) opah (moonfish) fillets
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese flour meal)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped unsalted macadamia nuts
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Season fillets with salt and pepper. Combine remaining ingredients except olive oil; coat fillets with mixture. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sauté fillets until golden brown, about 4 minutes on both sides. Serve with Lemon-Butter Wine Sauce with Capers. Makes 4 servings.

Lemon-Butter Wine Sauce with Capers:
In a saucepan, heat 1/4 cup dry wine, 1/4 cup chopped onion, 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, 2 tablespoons chopped chives, and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Cook until liquid reduces to half. Add 1/4 cup heavy cream; simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in 1/2 cups softened unsalted butter, a little at a time. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup capers, and 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice. Makes about 1 cup sauce.


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This is a perfect recipe - was able to recreate this amazing dish at home!

by ANONYMOUS on 12/5/2019

Having been to Duke’s, I can say this recipe is spot on! I tried the dish and just HAD to have the recipe. So thankful for this!

by ANONYMOUS on 2/21/2019

Aloha, we have reviewed the recipe and determined that there indeed is a typo. We have updated it to say 1/2 cup of butter instead. Thank you for letting us know!

by Hawaiian Electric on 11/17/2017

Has to be a type in sauce ingredients. I pretty sure it should have been 1/2 cup butter, not 1 1/2. Otherwise it's impossible to end up with 1 cup sauce.

by ANONYMOUS on 11/16/2017

We went to dukes on KAUAI and this place is fabulous we had the Mac crusted fish (mung something?) light white fish. Amazing combo of sauce spices and of course Mac nuts. I'll come back for this one dish again one day!!

by ANONYMOUS on 6/5/2016