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.
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.
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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