Precious capers bursting with Aeolian island sunshine and sea breeze aromas. Salina capers—grown on the island of Salina, just off the northern coast of Sicily—are heralded for their fragrant bouquet and delicate crunch. These prized flower buds are hand-harvested at optimal plumpness, then carefully sorted. The capers are set to dry for a few days in the sun, and then packed under sea salt where they undergo lactic fermentation. After 10 days, the capers are cleaned and packed again under new sea salt to age for an additional two months, allowing their floral flavor to blossom. They are jarred and preserved in sea salt.
Surprise everyone with the intense flavor and texture of these little capers, especially if you are accustomed to pickled capers. Be sure to rinse under running water and carefully salt your food when using these capers. Use in sauces, stuffings, pasta and rice salads, or wherever olives are called for a new twist in flavor.