Macadamia Crusted Salmon With Kahlua Butter Sauce

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 10 mins

Found this recipe in our local Tucson newspaper and couldn't resist. It is one of Steve Fallwell's favorites and a frequently requested items. Try it and you'll know why.


  1. Using a food processor, blend bread crumbs and macadamia nuts.
  2. In separate bowl, crack eggs and beat.
  3. Blend milk into eggs.
  4. Dip each salmon into the flour, coating outside.
  5. Dip coated salmon filet in the egg-wash mixture, and follow by coating the fillet in the bread-crumb/nut mix.
  6. Heat olive oil in saute pan and place fillets in pan.
  7. Saute both sides of fillets, until brown.
  8. Remove fish from pan.
  9. Heat oven to 350 degrees F and place fillets on an oven-proof pan or sheet tray.
  10. Finish cooking salmon in the oven for 2-6 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillet.
  11. To make the sauce: Slowly bring Kahlua to a boil in a pot, being careful not to burn.
  12. Slowly boil and reduce the liquor by about half.
  13. Add the heavy cream, bring to a low rolling boil again and reduce about half.
  14. Remove pot from heat.
  15. Whisk butter into sauce, until melted and thoroughly blended.
  16. Drizzle sauce over the fish fillets.
Most Helpful

I made this without the sauce - but just the crusting was delicious.

DrGaellon December 05, 2008

Fabulous... Thanks for posting! I will be serving this for guests and special occasions.

Danielle LaPointe August 18, 2008

First off...I have never ever made salmon. This was so easy to make and tasted great! The butter sauce just put it over the top. Thanks so much for posting!!

mydesigirl June 13, 2008