Shallots

With its mild onion flavor, shallots are a busy cook’s dream. They’re small, easy to handle, require only light cooking and if stored properly, will keep for quite some time. Like onions, shallots have a thin, papery skin ranging in color from golden brown, to gray, to red. Despite their onion-like appearance, shallots are formed like garlic, with heads comprised of multiple clusters of cloves. The shallot’s flesh is off-white, though it’s often imbued with a green or purple hue. Their flavor is like that of a sweet, mild onion infused with notes of garlic. The shallot..

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