Size: 3.17 ounces
It makes sense that capers are an integral element of Mediterranean cuisine. Their sharp tangy bite often accent fish, pizza, salads and sauces. To bring about the complex flavors of the caper they must be cured. They are first dried in the sun and then packed under layers of salt, vinegar, wine or salt brine. During this process the natural mustard oil intensifies and the capers develop their characteristic piquant flavor. Many culinary authorities prize capers packed under layers of salt, the flavor being brighter and more intense. Occasionally one can also find the cured or pickled young sprouts, or leaves of the caper bush also used as a condiment.