Capers are simply delicious. They have a multitude of uses in the kitchen. But what are they exactly? Capers are the buds that are picked from the capparis spinosa bush that is found across the Mediterranean and in some parts of Asia. They are the buds of the bus from which the caper flower grows, which in turn produces the caperberry. These are medium sized capers, a little smaller than caperberries but pack a power punch in terms of flavor.
What can capers be used for? They are great with chicken, fish, and as part of pastas and pizzas. The classic puttanesca famously features these delicious morsels to help complement the anchovies. Capers work really well with fish. The base palate helps to complement the flavor of the fish and even enhance it. They are also a popular ingredient of tartar sauce which, of course, works perfectly with fish and chips.
Store in a cool and dry area, like the pantry or a cupboard. Once opened, keep refrigerated.