If you're looking for tender, moist fish with a tasty crumb crust that doesn't fall off, you need to do more than just pop it in the oven.
Why This Recipe Works
With a dish this simple, moist, flaky fish is a must. A low oven ensures that the fish comes up to temperature slowly, without overcooking or drying out. Crisp, buttery breadcrumbs infused with the flavors of garlic and fresh herbs get a head start in a skillet so they’re golden brown when the fish comes out of the oven. Finally, a mayonnaise “glue” fortified with an egg yolk adds rich flavor and makes sure our crumb topping stays put.