Heirloom Tomato Salad with Fried Capers

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Fried Capers

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What Is Lemon-Caper Sauce?

Capers, with their pungent, bright, acidic and salty notes, add big flavor from a small package. Capers can be combined with creamy ingredients like mayonnaise or sour cream to carry their flavor. They pair well with acidic ingredients, especially lemon, adding citrus notes to the additional acid the lemon provides. In a classic lemon-caper sauce, the lemon and capers are cooked together in butter or oil which helps mellow the flavor. In our lemon-caper sauce, we add white wine to the mix which adds a little depth. To cut down on saturated fat and calories, we pull back on the butter and add chicken broth to the sauce, which mellows the flavor while keeping calories in check.

What to Pair with White Wine Lemon-Caper Sauce

Lemon-caper sauce with its bright acidic flavor pairs particularly well with salmon, shrimp, scallops or any other mild-flavored seafood. It also makes a great sauce for pasta with the addition of chopped fresh parsley and grated Parmesan. You can also enjoy lemon-caper sauce with roasted chicken or drizzled lightly over mashed or roasted potatoes.

Can I Make White Wine Lemon-Caper Sauce Ahead?

Yes! Refrigerate the sauce for up to three days. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stovetop over low-medium heat.

Additional reporting by Hilary Meyer

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