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Orange and Macadamia Nut Crusted Barramundi Fillet



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1/2 cup crushed macadamia nuts
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 orange, rind finely grated
1/2 orange, juiced
2 tbsp. melted butter
1 sprig parsley, chopped finely
1 tsp. salt
1 egg white, lightly beaten
4 barramundi fillets skinned and cleaned


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    Mix all ingredients except butter, orange juice and egg white. Now add the butter, juice and egg white. The mix should be able to stick together when pressed without being too wet. You may need to add a little more butter if mix is too dry. Press firmly onto the fish fillet and mould into a generous covering. Grill on a hot pan, cooking the crust side first. Turn once after 3 minutes and grill for a further 3 minutes. Finish the cooking in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Serve with a nice salad and a butter sauce.


Macadamia Nuts are one of Australia's best kept secrets. Now everyone’s heard of the famous macadamia nut. They are probably in your cupboard at home right now. The thing is, not many people realise that it is truly an Australian product. Early Americans had actually taken the seeds from Australia and took them back to Hawaii for plantations and this was before the tree had been established here in Australia. They typically grow in costal subtropical conditions particularly on the NSW and Qld border. Macadamia trees have hard green leaves with white flowers and clusters of these shelled nuts. The tree it self can grow up to 12 metres in height. The nut itself is very high in fat ond oil content, and also has a very high energy source. They are commonly found at your local supermarket and you can buy them either raw or roasted, in the forms of whole, crushed or meal. There is an endless way of enjoying this superb nut. They are quite nice just roasted in the oven for 8-10 minutes until golden brown and eaten by themself for a treat. They also match very well with orange, chocolate, or apple. Muffins, bread, and biscuits are also complimented well using these nuts. You can even toss them through a stir-fry instead of cashews or try using them in place of other nuts such as walnuts or peanuts. They even go well in your chicken or lamb stuffing.

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