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Sticking Too Closely to the Fish Taco Recipe
There's nothing wrong with an unsure cook measuring every ingredient and setting the kitchen timer for each phase of cooking. But following recipes to a tee can get expensive, especially when it comes to seafood. Take snapper, for instance; the tender and mild fish is common in fish taco recipes and costs about $25 a pound right now. Flounder, though, is just as great in a taco—and is currently half the price. Restaurants change their menus all the time based on what they can get a good deal on; there's no reason you shouldn't, too. This handy chart categorizes fish by texture and flavor, offering many options for each.