What to do with capers?
Happy Thanksgiving guys! I have a bunch of leftovers, we did chicken and stuffing and all that, but I have some capers I'd like to do something with that have been in the fridge for a little while in an unopened jar. What should I use them with in maybe chicken or other things?
I put capers in my egg salad. I also love them with corn. They're great in a chopped salad. I often use cucumbers, romaine, red peppers, feta cheese chopped very fine, then throw in the capers.
You can throw them in any salad - tuna, egg, salmon, green salad. Throw them on your pizza with smoked salmon. They go with smoked salmon anywhere actually - with cream cheese, a little fresh dill, fresh cracked black pepper.
they make a great addition to salmon salad, potato salad, or many other dishes with a mayo- or mustard-based dressing or sauce.
i also use them in tomato sauce with black olives, artichoke hearts, red onions, roasted garlic and fresh herbs.
oh, and they add a nice salty/vinegary punch to a mediterranean omelette or frittata.
or you could just go for one of the traditional uses...veal or chicken piccata, remoulade sauce, or tapenade.
I make a pasta dish that calls for capers. Basically it's roasted cherry tomatoes, added to cooked pasta (rotini or such) along with mini bocconcini, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh thyme, marjoram and capers. (if you need the recipe I can post it)