Capons are just castrated roosters. A fattening diet and early slaughter leaves their flesh succulent and well-suited to roasting. They range in size from 8 to 11 pounds, making them the perfect in-between bird when a roaster chicken is too small and a turkey too big.
What to buy: Capons can usually be found in the freezer section of specialty markets or online.
This recipe was featured as part of our Christmas Day Feast, Italian Style menu.