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Old 02-20-2016, 09:50 AM   #1
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Capers, how to use in other dishes?

I recently had an excellent chicken dish at a restaurant that used capers in the sauce on the chicken. It was the first time I had capers that I knew what they were and could taste them by themselves. I found I really enjoyed the flavor. My conundrum is that I'm not sure how to incorporate them into my home cooking. Where and how do you use capers?


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Old 02-20-2016, 10:13 AM   #2
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With smoked salmon, cream cheese, and a bit of finely minced onion.

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Old 02-20-2016, 10:35 AM   #3
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Jabbur, try this..Our Chicken Salad (for sandwiches or lettuce wraps) )

and here's more great ideas. I love capers too.

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^ Some great recipes there Kayelle. (A few I might try!)

I see there is a recipe for caper remoulade there, which is similar to Tartare sauce (mayo with variations of finely chopped capers, gherkins, shallots, parsley and possibly olives mixed into it) - good with fish.
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Old 02-20-2016, 11:15 AM   #5
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Not sure what chicken dish you enjoyed at the restaurant but one of our favorites is chicken piccata. A wonderful way to prepare pounded chicken breasts. I know I use capers in other dishes but nothing comes to mind right now. I always have a bottle of capers on hand. Tasty little morsels.
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+1 Kayelle, love that link

I use Capers chopped in my Tuna Salad, whole in my Snapper (or any fish you prefer) Vera Cruz Style, in a mustard sauce and as mentioned in remoulade and tartar sauce, wonderful for dipped french fries in rather than tomato ketchup!
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Old 02-20-2016, 11:41 AM   #7
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Saw a show where Valerie used them in deviled eggs.
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Old 02-20-2016, 11:44 AM   #8
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capers, yum.
with tuna
with tartar sauce
with salmon,
everyone mentioned all those things and thank you for mentioning them.
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They are a nice addition to lots of sauces and salad dressings, especially creamy ones. They are also a nice addition to tossed salads.
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Old 02-21-2016, 06:30 AM   #10
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We use them in chicken marsala. We are going to have porchetta sandwiches, after we finish moving, which calls for a lemon, caper aioli. We use them in piccadillo as well. I also use them in the tuna salad I make for myself. Just remember to rinse them well!

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