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Old 04-02-2009, 05:39 PM   #1
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ISO Sub for Capers

What would be a good sub for capers? The recipe calls for 1 Tablespoon of crushed capers. I've never cooked with them before. The recipe is a
dijon mustard recipe for pork chops. Can I use some other spice? Something that would go with the mustard, lemon juice, and bread crumbs? Thanks, Dave.

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Old 04-02-2009, 06:06 PM   #2
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You got me. Capers are pretty uniquely flavored and I simply can't think of a sub. If I were desperate I might crush up a green olive and add some peppery flavor. I'm just not sure what you could use. Sorry Mayor.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:18 PM   #3
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i'm with alix. they're just such an uncommon flavor.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:29 PM   #4
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There really is no sub. Do you just not want to use them because you never have before? Why not try them? They are great. Otherwise just leave them out of the recipe.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:52 PM   #5
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You must try them if you haven't. Capers take chicken scaloppine to a whole new level.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:04 PM   #6
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I googled and found that pickled nasturtium buds are an inexpensive substitute for capers.
Now THOSE are always on hand.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:14 PM   #7
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I googled and found that pickled nasturtium buds are an inexpensive substitute for capers.
Now THOSE are always on hand.
Yep...I bought 3 big jars last time I was in Germantown

Use the capers Mayor...I just ate a couple of teaspoons in a lemon/butter/garlic/caper sauce on a piece of fish....Yum!!
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:36 PM   #8
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If you like a mild tartness to certain things you will love capers. They burst in your mouth making the meat or pasta or whatever you've put them in rich with flavor. We love them, I have to watch one of the grand kids he will get them out and eat them like olives...

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Old 04-02-2009, 08:51 PM   #9
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I think I might try to use some finely chopped green olives, without the pimiento filling. Might give you a bit of an approximation. Even try a similar amount of chopped ripe olives for a milder flavor.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:44 PM   #10
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lemon/butter/garlic/caper sauce on a piece of fish....Yum!!
I'll say!

BTW--- COSTCO offers a reeealy big jar of capers for not much money.
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