05/22/2012 09:20 am ET Updated Nov 06, 2014

Caper Recipes That'll Make You Love The Pickled Flower Bud

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There are some ingredients that get taken for granted and capers top that list. Despite the capers small size, and their seemingly insignificant measurement called for in your recipes, this ingredient is responsible for bringing bold, beautiful flavors to some of your favorite dishes -- especially in mediterranean cuisine.

Those tiny capers, which are actually pickled flower buds are salty, briny and incredibly pungent which is why just a little goes a long way. Many recipes wouldn't be the same without capers, like the classic piccata sauce, eggplant caponata or even homemade tartar sauce. But don't take our word for it, let the recipes below show you what we mean.

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