Around this time of year, you might start dreaming of an island
vacation. Even if a trip to Hawaii isn’t in the cards, this fragrant, flaky,
crunchy dish can transport you (and your family) to paradise.
If you have a nut allergy, you can still get in the island spirit with Mahi Mahi. Simply eliminate the macadamia nuts and replace the macadamia nut oil with avocado oil.
Benefits of Macadamia Nuts
I’m a big fan of macadamia nuts and macadamia nut oil and think they should be staples in every Brain Warrior’s pantry. Here’s why. In addition to anti-cancer benefits, helping with weight loss, reducing inflammation, and lowering cholesterol, macadamia nuts protect brain cells from oxidative stress. And tocotrienols, a substance found in the aromatic nuts (and also in vitamin E), have been found to protect brain cells from glutamate toxicity, which may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s.
Why Macadamia Nut Oil is Great for Cooking
Macadamia nut oil is one of my favorite cooking oils because it is
high in monounsaturated fats (80% MUFA content), and it has a high smoke point
of 420 degrees before it breaks down. This makes it ideal for recipes that call
for cooking at high heat. For comparison, olive oil has a smoke point of just
Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi (Serves 4)
Nutritional information per serving: 149.3 calories, 20.8g protein, 2.8g carbohydrates, 1.6g fiber, 0.4g sugar, 6.6g fat, 0.9g saturated fat, 80.0mg cholesterol, 95.7mg sodium
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