Halibut with Tarragon-Lemon Breadcrumbs

Fillets with a nip of horseradish-spiked mayonnaise and savory crumbs perfumed with tarragon and lemon.

If you don’t like tarragon, try snipped chives or chopped fresh thyme.

Serves: 4 Save

Ingredients (11)

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, lightly smashed
  • 1 cup coarse fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (5-ounce) halibut (or cod) fillets
  • 4 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • Lemon wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat, add garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Add breadcrumbs, tarragon, lemon rind, salt and pepper. Stir well.
  3. Place halibut on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Combine mayonnaise and horseradish; spread over each fillet. Top with crumbs, patting lightly to help them adhere. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until fish is tender and crumbs are golden.