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 then jarred and preserved in a brine of wine vinegar, water, and salt.
Caravaglio Capers are a pantry powerhouse and excellent flavor booster. Spoon these briny, tangy capers straight out of the jar over grilled swordfish or braised chicken. Add a spoonful to tomato sauce or make a classic Puttanesca. Sprinkle over roasted vegetables like cauliflower and potatoes.