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Caper Sauce Recipes

Caper Sauce Recipes

Caper sauce is used for garnishing and seasoning grilled or broiled meat. It imparts an excellent taste and flavor to the food it's added to.
Tastessence Staff
Caper sauce is basically made from caper, a flower bud found on a perennial spiny bush that bears rounded, fleshy leaves and big white to pinkish-white flowers. The unripened flower buds of the plant are used for consumption by first drying them in the sun and then pickling in vinegar, wine, or brine. Capers grow wildly in the Mediterranean region and are a common ingredient in the local cuisine. The edible fruit is used to make caper sauce, which is used in seasoning chicken, pork, beef, and salads. Given below are a few caper sauce recipes which you can try at home.

Simple Caper Sauce

Ingredients
  • Finely minced garlic, 1 small clove
  • Butter, 4 tbsp.
  • Capers, 2 tsp.
  • Lemon zest, 1 tsp.
  • Lemon juice, 1 tsp.
  • Parsley, ½ tsp.
Method
  1. In a small pan, heat the butter. Then, add garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, and capers.
  2. Stirring continuously, simmer over low heat for 30 seconds, and finally add the parsley. In the end, remove from heat.
Mustard-flavored Caper Sauce

Ingredients
  • Mayonnaise, 1 cup
  • Capers, ¼ cup
  • Dairy sour cream, ¼ cup
  • Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp.
  • Horseradish, 1 tbsp.
  • White vinegar, 1 tbsp.
  • Sugar, ½ tsp.
Method
  1. In a large bowl, mix capers, mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, horseradish, vinegar, and sugar.
  2. Serve the sauce with a meat of your choice.
Caper Butter Sauce

Ingredients
  • Medium chopped onion, 1
  • Small capers, 3 oz.
  • Butter, 0.25 oz.
  • Chicken broth, 1 cup
  • Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp.
  • A-1 Sauce, 1 tbsp.
Method
  1. Heat the butter in a pan, add all the ingredients, and simmer until thick.
  2. Reduce to the desired consistency.
Caper Sauce for Fish

Ingredients
  • Butter, 4 tbsp.
  • Caper, 1 tbsp.
  • Lemon juice, 1½ tsp.
  • Chopped parsley, 1 tsp.
  • Pepper to taste
Method
  1. Melt the butter in a pan and add capers, lemon juice, parsley, and pepper.
  2. Heat until sizzling hot and pour over the steamed or baked fish.
White Wine and Caper Sauce

Ingredients
  • Chopped onion, 1
  • Capers, 1 oz.
  • Cold butter, 1 oz.
  • Double cream, 300 mL
  • Dry white wine, 300 mL
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Method
  1. Pour white wine into a saucepan with onions and bring it to a boil. Simmer until reduced to half.
  2. Then, add cream and seasoning and simmer again until reduced to half.
  3. Pass this mix through a fine sieve and add capers.
  4. Simmer again for 5 minutes and add cold butter to it. Serve hot with a meat of your choice.
Adding caper sauce is a great way to enhance the flavor and taste of food. And the best part is that it is extremely easy to make. So, now go ahead and try this delicious sauce and do share your experiences with me. Cheers!