Have you ever seen these shallots?

I like to be quick in grocery stores. I have my routine – my list is in my hand and I’m on the lookout for new things to inspire me. But, there’s exceptions to this. When I’m in a new grocery store, I like to take my time and check out what different products are available.

And look what I found! Confession time. I didn’t find it, I saw a man take these from the shelf and I was intrigued. I never saw shallots like this before and I had to know what it was all about.

Shallot vs. Red Onion

  • Shallots have a sweet and mild flavor with a hint of garlic
  • Shallots flavor is richer and tends to be sweeter than onions
  • Both shallots and onions can be used raw and cooked

So, although they are interchangeable, I had to ask my new friend how he prepared them. He shared his recipe with me and I made it that night!

You can enjoy the grilled shallots as a side dish and use the leftovers in salads, eggs, quinoa, rice dishes…endless possibilities! Boy, am I glad I am nosy at times and talk to strangers in grocery stores – I learned something new 🙂

Have you ever tried red shallots?
I’d love to hear about it!

Easy Recipe for Red Shallots

Ingredients:

  • A bunch of red shallots, washed with the green stems removed
  • Splash of olive oil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:
Place the whole bulbs in a bowl and add olive oil and the seasonings; mix well.

1. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and roast in a preheated oven set to 375°F until the bulbs caramelize and brown.
or
2. Grill outdoors on a barbecue until softened and browned.

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