4 Painless Ways To Trim Your Grocery Bill

December 1, 2014 4:04 PM

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4 Painless Ways To Trim Your Grocery Bill

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.

Home cooks tend to rely on pricey olive oil for sauteing foods but, says chef Robert Irvine, who has appeared on "Restaurant: Impossible," professionals often do the bulk of their cooking with cheaper oils, such as canola, grapeseed or safflower, and save high-end olive oil for finishing dishes. Thi...

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