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Tiny Capers Give Exuberant Flavor

Add zing to all kinds of dishes, from hot-and-sour chickpea soup to tomato-rich braised chicken

Fine Cooking Issue 20
Photos: Brian Hagiwara, Alan Richardson & Enzo Carollo
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Capers can give a dish a bright burst of tartness, a warmth and zestiness that puts us in mind of their native Mediterranean. They can brighten all sorts of dishes: soups, stews, salads, pastas, grilled fish, chicken, chops, and more. Capers come pickled in vinegar-based brine or preserved in coarse sea salt, and they come in different sizes; choices seem to come down to personal preference and aesthetics. Recipes include: Pollo Alcaparrado (Spanish-Style Braised Chicken); Tunisian-Style Chickpea Soup;  Scandinavian-Style Potato Salad;  and Caper Butter.


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