How to Choose a Shallot
Pick shallots that are firm, round and dry. Avoid any shallots with dark spots, soft spots or sprouts. You want them dry to avoid the formation of mold.
Shallots can be eaten raw or cooked. They are readily available since they grow all year round.
When using in a recipe, if one shallot is called for then you can generally use all the cloves within one bulb. They will cook slightly quicker than a regular onion.
This picture shows one of the shallot cloves peeled and sliced in half.
More About Shallots
How to Store Shallots?
Store shallots in a cool, dry place.
How Long Do Shallots Last?
Properly stored, shallots last about 3 to 4 weeks.
What can I Substitute for a Shallot?
|Shallot substitute||1 Tablespoon||2/3T minced Onion + 1/3T minced Garlic|
|Same||*OR* a small Red Onion|
|Same||*OR* Chopped white part of Scallions|