Shallots form a vital part of the chef's mise en place and are at the heart of many classic dishes. Professional chefs and passionate home cooks know that shallots are a crucial ingredient in stews and casseroles but they are also fantastic in stir fries, breads, sauces, tarts, soups, salads and curries.
For easier peeling pour boiling water over the shallots first
• 79% of people don’t regularly buy shallots
• Of these 51% don’t know why they would buy them over an onion
• 22% don’t know which dishes put them in
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Survey was carried out by UK Shallot Grower Group in 2013