Macadamia-and-Panko-Crusted Cod with Orange-Butter Sauce

May 2010
Macadamia-and-Panko-Crusted Cod with Orange-Butter Sauce

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 35 mins

  • 1/2 cup pulp free orange juice
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup roasted macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 3/4 cup panko
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 ounces cod fillets, patted dry
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  1. In a saucepan, bring the orange juice, wine and shallot to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until reduced, 10 to 12 minutes. Lower the heat and whisk in 6 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon at a time; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Using a food processor, pulse the macadamia nuts with 1/4 cup panko until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a wide, shallow bowl and stir in the remaining 1/2 cup panko. Put the beaten eggs in a separate wide, shallow bowl. Season the fish with salt and pepper, dip in the egg and coat with the panko mixture.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat until the butter is melted. Add 2 fillets and cook, turning once, until golden-brown, about 8 minutes. Repeat with the remaining butter, oil and fillets. Divide the fish among 4 plates and drizzle with the sauce.
  • Dont have wine on hand? Bump up the orange juice to 3/4 cup or substitute lemon juice instead.