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Capers: Love Them or Hate Them?

When I was little, one of my favorite dishes was my grandmother's pork tenderloin in caper sauce. To get me to eat the capers, she called them "monkey eyes." I didn't realize they were too small to actually be eyes, but her scheming worked because I loved eating them. Since then, I've always enjoyed capers. However, I know they're a strong flavor not liked by all. How do you feel about them?

GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
Tried them over the weekend and I like them.
wtf-kas wtf-kas 7 years
oh, i adore capers! ..in chicken picatta, with fish, potato salad!
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 7 years
I love capers with smoked salmon! And sole fillets!
wednesday_adams wednesday_adams 7 years
I add them to my tuna salad instead of pickles, I love capers.
cotedazur cotedazur 7 years
Haha, I think that adding capers is the only way to ruin smoked salmon! I hated them for a long time, but then made a caper vinaigrette sauce for tuna last summer that was delicious - but I'm like Danascully, I don't like them in whole form or on their own.
neonbee neonbee 7 years
I agree with Spectra. I love them on bagels with smoked salmon best.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I like them, but only with other things like pickles or smoked salmon. On their own, they're a little bit too sharp.
mlle-nessa mlle-nessa 7 years
"Monkey eyes" makes me shudder...monkeys freak me out. But I love capers with smoked salmon, goat cheese, super thin slices of onion and a spritz of lemon juice on a bagel :D
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
That's a scary story to me. I ain't eating no monkey eyes, ever! Now on to the subject - I love capers. Just made a Greek pasta salad with a few tablespoons :drool:
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
I had them pureed in vegan caesar dressing and they were pretty good. I'm undecided though because I don't know if I really like them in whole form.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Great on a bagel with cream cheese, salmon and red onions!....Nice story.
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
mmm the r so good but can be a little salty so when i use them i just dont use as much salt
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
Party, great story about the monkey eyes. I like the favor they give a dish but don't like to actually eat them.
courtneyd courtneyd 7 years
Party, that cracks me up. Most kids I know would be even more grossed out if they thought they were eating eyes. I like using capers in a dish, but I don't care for them if the flavor is too strong, or if I accidentally get just a bite of caper with nothing else.
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