Excellent source of vitamin A.
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