Capers: an often overlooked ingredient to add to just about any savoury dish with imagination. Capers add a bit of saltiness and richness, as well as adding some full-bodied flavour to salad dressings, stuffings, as a garnish for soups and of course are the natural companion to fish and seafood dishes.
Capers are the ‘bud’ of the caper berry fruit plant. Both the buds and the berries are pickled or preserved in salt–rinse the salted ones before using, and enjoy the berries as you would an olive.
Try this quick Caper Salsa recipe atop your next grilled meat:
2 tbsp capers, chopped
handful of chopped parsley
juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup good quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Mix all ingredients together; allow to sit at room temperature for a bit to let flavours develop. You may actually need to season this with a little salt, depending on how well you seasoned your meat.