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Scrumptious Lemon Caper Sauce Recipes

Deepa Kartha Nov 22, 2018
Caper sauces add flavor to a plain dish and is a favorite among many people. Have you ever tried adding lemon to it? Well, here are some recipes for lemon caper sauce. You will love them for sure!
Capers are unripened buds of a bush that are used in Italian, French, and Greek food recipes, after they are pickled in vinegar, salt, or wine. Adding capers in a food dish enhances the taste of the food because of their strong and tangy flavor. They are usually used in salads, pizzas, and sauces.
Sauces made of capers surely accentuate the taste of the food, but combining it with lemon adds more zest to the food. These sauces are easy to make and go well with fish, chicken, meat as well as all vegetarian dishes. Let us look at some recipes that you can enjoy with your favorite dishes.

Popular Variants in Lemon Caper Sauce

. . .With Chicken Broth


◉ Lemon juice, 2 tbsp.
◉ Chicken broth, 4 oz.
◉ Capers, 1 tsp.
◉ All-purpose white flour, 1 tsp.
◉ White or black pepper, ¼ tsp.
◉ White wine, ¼ cup
◉ Unsalted butter, 2 tbsp.

◉ In a small bowl, mix lemon juice, capers, pepper and wine and keep aside.
◉ In a frying pan, take two tablespoons of butter and heat on a low flame.
◉ Once the butter melts, add in the flour and fry for a few minutes.
◉ Add chicken broth into the frying pan and keep on stirring for a minute or two.
◉ Pour the lemon juice and caper mixture into the pan and let it cook for 4-5 minutes.
◉ Do not stop stirring till the sauce becomes thick.
◉ Remove from flame and your sauce is ready!

. . .With Butter


◉ Butter, 4 tbsp.
◉ Lemon rind, 1 tsp.
◉ Capers, 2 tsp.
◉ Lemon juice, 2 tbsp.
◉ Garlic clove, 1
◉ Parsley

◉ Wash and drain the capers.
◉ If they are large, cut them, along with the garlic, into small pieces.
◉ Take butter in a small frying pan and heat the butter.
◉ As the butter starts melting, add capers, lemon juice, garlic and lemon rind.
◉ Cook on a low flame for 30 seconds and once the sauce thickens, add parsley and stir for half a minute.
◉ This sauce goes well with turkey cutlets, tuna steaks, salmon fillets and chicken breasts.

. . .With Chicken


◉ Chicken breast halves, skinned and boned, 6 oz.
◉ All-purpose flour, 4 oz.
◉ Lemon juice, ¼ cup
◉ Fresh mushrooms, 8 oz.
◉ Salt
◉ Dry white wine, ¼ cup
◉ Olive oil, 2 tbsp.
◉ Capers, drained, 2 tbsp.
◉ Butter, unsalted, ¼ cup
◉ Lemon wedges, 2

◉ Chop the cold unsalted butter into cubes and set aside.
◉ In a medium-sized bowl, combine salt and flour and mix well.
◉ Take olive oil in a frying pan and heat on a medium flame.
◉ Fry the chicken in the oil for 3-4 minutes on each side till it turns brown.
◉ When the chicken is thoroughly cooked, remove from heat.
◉ Take white wine in the same frying pan and let it boil.
◉ Pour in the lemon juice and bring back to boil.
◉ Put in the cold butter, but do not let the butter set in slowly.
◉ The butter should dissolve as quickly as possible, or else there is a chance of the sauce becoming oily.
◉ As the butter gets fully absorbed, take off from the heat and add in the mushrooms and capers.
◉ The final touches of this recipe require that you transfer the cooked chicken in a serving dish and serve by garnishing it with the sauce.

. . .With Salmon


◉ Salmon fillets, 6 oz.
◉ Capers, 4 tsp.
◉ Lemon zest, ½ tsp.
◉ Salt, ½ tsp.
◉ Garlic cloves, finely minced, 2
◉ Lemon juice, 3 tsp.
◉ Chicken broth, ¼ cup
◉ Black pepper, freshly grounded, ⅛ tsp.
◉ Drained capers, 4 tsp.
◉ Lemon wedges, 1 tsp.

◉ Coat the salmon fillets with salt and pepper and set aside.
◉ Heat a large frying pan and cook the salmon for 5 minutes, each side.
◉ Remove the fish from the pan, and in the same frying pan, stir in the capers and let cook for some minutes on medium flame.
◉ Put in the garlic and stir till they turn golden in color.
◉ Pour in the lemon juice, chicken broth and also add lemon zest.
◉ Stir the sauce frequently and remove from heat once the sauce thickens.
◉ Pour over the pieces of salmon and garnish with a lemon wedge on top.
These recipes are simple and do not take much of your time. Try some of these to prepare a delicious meal that will be enjoyed by young and old alike.