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what does a caper taste like?

Last post Jul 30, 2006 1:49 PM by ct59 . 10 replies.


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  • what does a caper taste like?
    some recipes I am wanting to try call for capers and I have no idea what they taste like and how important they are to the dishes.

    thanks for any info
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  • RE: what does a caper taste like?
    I think they taste salty and vinegary.

    vammie
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  • RE: what does a caper taste like?
    Capers are simply a pickled flower bud off "some" plant. I don't remember the name of it. But I believe they just add a subtle flavor. I do love the flavor when it is added.

    I think mostly it is the pickled taste that they add in but it is a different pickle taste. Not really dill or sweet pickle taste at all. It is used in either chicken or veal piccata. It is a unique subtle flavor.

    Diane
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    Diane

  • RE: what does a caper taste like?
    We have been trying for days to think of the name of these disgusting things! LOL! I am a very picky eater, and we went to an Italian Restaurant. I ordered the Veal with Capers. As soon as it came, I wasn't about to eat those things--looked like caviar to me! Anyway, D-BIL said they were good and were very salty. Well, D-MIL loves salty, so I took a SPOONFUL of them and gave them to her (she is blind, so I just put the spoon in her mouth). Man did she ever GAG! She said NEVER AGAIN! Said they were awful! I just scraped the rest to the edge of my plate. I think the FLAVOR of them is ok, but wouldn't eat them! Hope this helps!
    Bonnie
    (If nothing else, you can get a chuckly out of the story!!! LOL)
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  • RE: what does a caper taste like?
    I would say they're a cross between a pickle and an olive.

    Pat
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  • RE: what does a caper taste like?
    For some reason, the taste reminds me of Dijon mustard.
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  • RE: what does a caper taste like?
    I think they taste like olives with a hint of pepper.We love em.
    Rosie
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  • RE: what does a caper taste like?
    I have pickled nasturshum(SP)seeds and they are like capers,I pickle them sweetand not salty,they are good.
    Ada
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  • RE: what does a caper taste like?
    Capers are not for everyone. I don't mind eating them as long as they are warm...cold is way too strong for me. My BIL makes this amazing olive spaghetti that would not be the same if not for the capers. My sister won't touch them at all and picks everyone out of the spaghetti before eating.
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  • RE: what does a caper taste like?
    Capers are pickled berries, they are sharp-like a raw vinegar, peppery and never cared for them in our household. Also, never could get past the pungent aroma coming out of the caper jar-lol! :O)
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  • RE: what does a caper taste like?
    thanks for the stories and the very colorful descriptions of capers!!! I think I will leave them out since I do not like olives and if there's even a slight resemblence to the taste, I know I won't like them.

    connie
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