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mj_toronto8

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Growing up, I didn't realize that capers were considered a part of Greek cuisine. It seems as if they grow well in Greece! I know that capers are often part of the village salad version that you can find on Santorini. How else are they used in Greek cuisine? I did some research and found some tips:
  • It seems that Greeks sometimes put them in stews?
  • I saw a recipe somewhere that it was a dish that had a tomato-based sauce with peppers and onions, and there were capers in it
The issue is that I don't know if this is accurate, and I also don't know what the recipes are.
 
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The Greek Vibe

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Growing up, I didn't realize that capers were considered a part of Greek cuisine. It seems as if they grow well in Greece! I know that capers are often part of the village salad version that you can find on Santorini. How else are they used in Greek cuisine? I did some research and found some tips:
  • It seems that Greeks sometimes put them in stews?
  • I saw a recipe somewhere that it was a dish that had a tomato-based sauce with peppers and onions, and there were capers in it
The issue is that I don't know if this is accurate, and I also don't know what the recipes are.
The Greek caper is a culinary wonder and particularly the capers from Tinos and the Cyclades. It is used fresh in Greek salad or boiled vegetables as well as in red sauce for spaghetti, on pizza, in tuna salads and egg salad. On Tinos there is also a dip made with capers. You can learn more about its secrets above. Have in mind capers are salty so don't use salt when you add capers.
 

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