Excellent source of vitamin A. Good source of vitamin C.
What To Look For
Should be plump and well shaped. Avoid those that appear dry or have sprouted
Easy Storage and Preparation
Store in a cool, dry spot. When peeled, a shallot separates into multiple cloves, similar to garlic. Can be chopped and used raw or cooked.
With a taste something like a mix of onion, garlic and leeks, shallots are the basis of many classic sauces; they can also be sautéed or baked as a side dish.
Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette
Roasted Haricots Verts with Shallots
Roasted Sugar Snap Peas with Shallots