Nonpareil capers are actually tiny, unopened flower buds. It's the smallest and most prized caper (7mm) with a firm bud, giving it a slightly chewy texture, and good green colour. It is ideal for use whole and has an aromatic, earthy, vegetal flavour with pronounced mustard, wild thyme, and lemon notes. An essential ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine along with olives, garlic and tomatoes. Used traditionally as a garnish for smoked fish. Delicious in salads, sauces and pasta dishes such as Puttanesca.
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