What Do Capers Taste Like?
Caper berries are a lot like green peas in texture—well, peas that haven't been cooked to a mushy state. They're on the firm side but squish easily as they're delicately tender.
You may notice them pop a little between your teeth like peas. This texture, along with a bit of chewiness, stays even after capers are cooked and simmered in sauces.
Do You Have to Cook Capers?
No, you don't have to cook capers at all. They can be snacked on straight from the jar. When you're making salad dressings, uncooked capers are best. But do note, we're using that term loosely because it's already cooked and heated in the jar. They're not raw.
Cooking isn't really going to do anything that'll change capers in any noticeable way. Heating them in sauces can encourage flavor infusion, but you can also get this effect by blending a sauce or dressing with raw capers in the food processor.
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Buy these ingredients:
- Soft tofu
- Lemon juice
- Fresh dill
- Caper brine