Cutting Capers of a Sort

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Mmmmm, capers, tart little flavor explosions

RSS feeds are a good thing, and the feed from “Serious Eats”: brings me great food ideas and recipes every day. This one is a new favorite: Grilled Chicken Thighs with Roasted Grape Tomatoes, explaining the origin of capers, both sizes. We had the roasted grape tomatoes tonight with turkey burgers. Easy and well worth a try.

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Roasted Grape Tomatoes – makes 4 servings – Adapted from Cooking Light

1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray

2 cups grape tomatoes
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon capers
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. Prepare grill.

2. To prepare chicken, combine first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes, turning the bag occasionally.

3. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done.

4. Preheat oven to 425°F.

5. To prepare tomatoes, combine tomatoes and 2 teaspoons oil in an 8-inch square baking dish; toss gently. Bake at 425°F for 18 minutes or until tomatoes are tender. Combine the tomato mixture, parsley, and remaining ingredients, stirring gently. Serve with chicken.