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Can you substitute capers for green peppercorn? I'm making a sauce for a roast.

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Capers are generally very salty, and not what you want as a peppercorn substitute.

I think that black/white/red/madagascar peppercorn would be a fine substitute. The distinction between the different pepper flavours is very subtle, and not one to worry about much.

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Capers that are keep under vinegar are not salty at all. Still, replacing green peppercorn with capers is not what I would do, nor would it have the desired effect. –  kiamlaluno Aug 30 '10 at 10:11

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