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Capparis spinosa is a perennial plant best known for the edible flower buds (capers), often used as a seasoning, and the fruit (caper berries), both of which are usually pickled.
Capparis spinosa, the caper bush, is best known for the edible flower buds (capers), often used as a seasoning, and the fruit (caper berries), both of which are usually consumed pickled.

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  1. Morning Glory

    Recipe Egg schnitzel with avgolemono sauce and capers

    I love the contrast between the crunchy golden breadcrumbs, soft egg and the tangy sauce laced with capers. Make no mistake, this simple dish can be a bit tricky to prepare. You need to use really fresh eggs so that they poach into satisfying plump shapes. You need to be ultra gentle when...
  2. Morning Glory

    Recipe Picadillo

    Picadillo is a dish of Spanish origin, versions of which can be found in many Latin American countries and also the Philippines. Its taste is typified by the ‘sweet and sour’ use of raisins and capers alongside spices. It can be made with any finely chopped or minced meat and there are many...
  3. Morning Glory

    Recipe Charred pineapple and caper salsa

    This is a sweet, sour and aromatic salsa with toasty undertones from the charred pineapple. Epazote, a Mexican herb adds an intriguing faintly liquorice twist. If you can’t find it you could use oregano. Ingredients (serves 2 to 3) 100g pineapple pieces (fresh or tinned) 15g fresh coriander...
  4. Morning Glory

    Recipe Spicy crab pappardelle

    Cromer crab from North Norfolk is in season now in the UK. They are not really big crabs but they are the sweetest I’ve ever tasted. Crab pasta recipes often use linguini but I rather like to use generous fat ribbons of pappardelle to contrast with the delicate crabmeat. Capers add a special...
  5. J

    Recipe Salmon and capers stuffed arancini

    Arancini - Wikipedia Arancini derives from the Sicilian plural diminutive of aranciu ('orange'), from their shape and colour which, after cooking, is reminiscent of an orange.[3] Arancini balls are an Italian snack food that vary from region to region with the fillings. Basically it is a...
  6. msmofet

    Recipe Ms. Mofet's Green Olive Tapenade

    Ms. Mofet's Green Olive Tapenade Yield: Makes about 1 cup 1 1/4 C. stuffed green olives, drained well 1 TBSP. drained capers 2-4 Anchovy fillets (or anchovy paste) 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice 1/4 C. olive oil (preferably extra-virgin) 1 TBSP. chopped fresh parsley...
  7. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Classic Tapenade

    Ingredients : 150 gms black olives (preferably Nicoise) 60 gms capers 5 cloves garlic 2 tsps black pepper Olive oil Method: Stone the black olives, peel the garlic, put all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until well-mixed. The texture depends on what you prefer, smooth or "rough".
  8. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Salade Niçoise

    Ingredients: 2 tins tuna in olive oil * 2 medium potatoes, cooked, peeled and cut into slices A handful (technical term) of dwarf green beans 3-4 fresh juicy tomatoes 3 hard boiled eggs, cut into quarters 1 tin anchovies 12 black olives 2 tbsps capers Lettuce leaves or mesclun Extra virgin...
  9. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Butter Lime Tilapia

    Fish and capers are such a cliche. There’s a reason for that: it’s because they taste amazing together. Maybe the fish can't see so well, and they think the capers are fish eggs? Whatever the reason, it's a winning combo. Citrus also works well with fish, and I leaned heavily into it here, using...
  10. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegan Swiss Chard Strudel with Tofu & Capers, Olives and....

    So I started off with a humble Swiss Chard strudel, made with the classic Italian combination of olives and capers with flaked almonds from here (Vegan Swiss Chard Strudel with Caper, Olive & Almond -). But I was looking at it thinking that really other than that measly 1tbsp of flakes almonds...
  11. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Greek Inspired Butter Beans with Capers and Caper Leaves

    This is a vegan tomato-based stew, caper yiachni is made with stewed with garlic, onions, tomatoes and caper leaves. I started with the recipe from www.thepeppercook.com/2017/12/02/inspired-by-greece/ and modified it to our tastes (mostly by doubling the herbs and spices). Plus because I...
  12. TastyReuben

    Recipe Italian Tuna & Artichoke Tramezzini

    Italian Tuna & Artichoke Tramezzini Makes 2 servings Ingredients 1 TB light mayonnaise 2 tsp chopped capers 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp finely grated lemon zest Pinch of salt Pinch of black pepper 4 oz chunk light tuna (packed in water), drained well 1/4 cup jarred artichoke hearts (not packed...
  13. msmofet

    Recipe Ms. Mofet's Tomato Salad Puttanesca

    Ms. Mofet's Tomato Salad Puttanesca 4 vine ripe tomatoes, chopped 1/2 red onion, chopped 3 TBSP. capers 1/2 C. Kalamata olives, pitted and coarsely chopped 6 flat anchovy filets, chopped 1-2 garlic cloves, chopped, or to taste 1/3 C. flat leaf Italian parsley (a couple of handfuls), coarsely...
  14. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Ajiaco Bogotano Impostor

    Ajiaco Bogotano is a Colombian soup made with chicken, corn, potato, and capers. I had leftover corn, which normally means I make a corn chowder. The literal translation of the name of my recipe is "Imposter Ajiaco Bogotano"...@karadekoolaid can correct my abuse of the language. :laugh: This...
  15. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Caper Sauce

    I love capers as an ingredient, except for one thing: the tendency they have to roll off things. They're round, so that's inevitable. But, when they're part of a sauce, there's always an uneven distribution: some capers pool together in one bite, while the next bite might not have any capers...
  16. TastyReuben

    Recipe Königsberg-style Meatballs (Königsberger Klopse)

    Königsberg-style Meatballs (Königsberger Klopse) Makes 12 servings Ingredients For the meatballs: 2 cups slightly stale large bread crumbs from hard rolls Enough water to soak breadcrumbs 2 pounds ground lean beef 1 pound ground pork 2 minced shallots, or 1 small white onion, minced 1/2 tsp...
  17. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Salmon with white wine, capers and dill

    Ingredients: 4 salmon steaks, about 150/160 gms each About 1 cup of Sauvignon Blanc or other dry white wine 75 gms unsalted butter 2 tbsps capers A few sprigs dill S & P Method: Season the salmon with salt and pepper Heat the butter in a frying pan big enough to take the 4 steaks comfortably...
  18. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Caponata Siciliana

    Ingredients: 500 gms aubergine 1 medium courgette 1 large red onion 2 sticks celery 150 gms ripe tomato 40 gms capers in vinegar 40 gms black olives 40 gms raisins or sultanas 1 tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp chile flakes 150 mls passata 100 mls red wine vinegar olive oil 1-2 tsps grated dark chocolate salt...
  19. Morning Glory

    The CookingBites recipe challenge: capers/caper berries

    Welcome to the CookingBites recipe challenge. The current challenge ingredient is capers /caper berries and Herbaceous is our judge. To enter, all you need to do is post a recipe* which uses capers, caper berries, caper brine or even caper leaves, tag it cookingbites recipe challenge and post a...
  20. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Cubano Peppers Stuffed with Shrimp, Shiitake and Capers

    A pleasantly tasty dish. You can use any type of pepper – you will need to adjust the amount of stuffing depending on the size of pepper you plan to stuff. Cubanos aren’t large. So, for larger peppers, double or even triple the stuffing portion of this recipe. Or – hey – extra stuffing can...
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