1 1/4poundshalibut steaks, or thick fillets, fresh or frozen
3/4cupbread crumbs, soft
2tablespoonsparmesan cheese, grated
1tablespoonfresh tarragon, snipped or 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed
fresh lemon wedges, for serving - optional
Preheat oven to 450ºF.
Cut thawed fish into four portions. Pat dry and brush each portion with cooking oil.
In a shallow dish, stir together bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, tarragon, paprika and pepper. Dip fish into crumb mixture to coat both sides. Arrange pieces in a 12"x7 1/2" baking dish. Sprinkle any leftover crumb mixture on top.
Bake fish at 450ºF, uncovered for 8 to 12 minutes in a hot oven, until fish flakes easily with a fork. Do not turn during baking. Serve with fresh lemon wedges for drizzling.