FreeCandy44 wrote:My question and im sure Tif knows, what is the best fish to use?
You have to remember fish tacos originated in the Baja region of Mexico. So you aren't going to find a whole lot of salmon in their diet.
I don't like grilled fish tacos nearly as much as like fried fish tacos, but each requires a different type of fish. I have found that grilled fish tacos are just about the only acceptable use for tilapia. For frying, I like flaky-fleshed fish (say that three times fast) like bass, grouper, cod or halibut. Halibut is crazy expensive, and frying tends to mask its flavor, so I really only use that fish if I'm cooking pre-frozen fillets. We have access to a pretty good supply of rock fish (a type of cod) which is what I tend to use most often.
But most important of all - and this is true of any seafood you cook - the single most important ingredient is the freshness and quality of the fish. If your market has cod, but it smells of butt, don't buy the cod.