Shut Up and Eat Your Capers Breakfast

May 23, 2010
2 Ratings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

Pierino felt that he owed food52 a clear and concise recipe after the debacle of his minestra. The dish works but the writing was awful, coming directly on the heals of a long flight from Chicago (written on board) and cooked almost al minute. Let's just say corners were cut. But...this is clean and simple. And it's a continuation of the caper discussion. Drbabs, this one is for you and your caper hating life partner. —pierino

What You'll Need
  • 4 ounces best quality smoke salmon (as in wild caught Alaskan)
  • 1 biggish heirloom tomato
  • 1/4 cup salt packed capers (rinsed)
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • cracked black pepper
  • lemon juice
  • fleur de sel
  1. Work quickly, but begin by rinsing your capers in cold water.
  2. Chop the red onion into small bits.
  3. Slice the tomato and hit with some salt and pepper.
  4. Carefully slice your avocado into "medallions" and squirt some lemon juice on, which will help them not to darken.
  5. Arrange your salmon slices on your serving plates, with the tomato; chopped onions and capers on top of salmon. Avocado on the side. Fleur de sel to finish it all up.

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  • NakedBeet
  • healthierkitchen
  • drbabs
  • Brenna
  • pierino
Standup commis flâneur, and food historian. Pierino's background is in Italian and Spanish cooking but of late he's focused on frozen desserts. He is now finishing his cookbook, MALAVIDA! Can it get worse? Yes, it can. Visit the Malavida Brass Knuckle cooking page at Facebook and your posts are welcome there.

5 Reviews

NakedBeet May 28, 2010
Love my iphone, hate the camera. Oh, and best title ever (I'm a caper lover...especially those obscenely big ones.)
healthierkitchen May 24, 2010
Yes, but the description works for those of us who are not as visual!
drbabs May 24, 2010
Pierino, you posted this yesterday--on my "life partner"'s birthday--- and we both want to say thank you. He thinks it sounds great...would go perfectly with an Everything bagel and a little cream cheese. But he still wouldn't eat the capers.
Brenna May 24, 2010
I am 100% iPhone photo. I just can't seem to have a charged digital to save my life. This photo is very 'modern art'. I think this would be delicious on some sourdough toast with the avocado smashed into the bread like butter and then all the fixins' piled (in a loving manner) on top. At least, that's how I'll eat it.
pierino May 23, 2010
Damn, that picture sucks!