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Old 03-03-2008, 12:12 AM   #11
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My local Asian grocery store sells a nice size mesh bag (at least 20 shallots)... $1.99.
I use them a lot!
Have been using my new most favorite tool, my Microplane Grater, on them. They
become almost liquid... great for marinades and butters and such.

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Old 03-03-2008, 12:16 AM   #12
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No way, you could split that bag up and throw 'em on eBay (kidding). They're $1.69 for a Frieda's mesh bag in our grocery, and you are lucky to see 3 small shallots inside it. Crazy, and way outa my budget unless it's a special meal.

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Old 03-03-2008, 12:32 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by AMSeccia View Post
I am a real "miracle" gardener. I'd love to find them at a farmers market!

lol, is that because you use a lot of miracle grow? or is it just a miracle that anything grows?

i've never had luck with onions, either. but i have an aversion to growing things that take effort that are so cheap in the stores and there's no appreciable difference with freshness, so i stopped trying. same goes for potatoes.
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:38 AM   #14
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More on the miracle it grows end, although Miracle Grow does help, LOL.

Now see, fresh red potatoes picked that morning are incredible at the farmers market. Wouldn't it be nice to pick 'em in my own back yard? I don't have good soil, so it's not happenin here.
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:13 AM   #15
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Shallots??? These are what we call Shallots or Eschallots, it can be confusing to some.

But I guess these are what you mean. I don't fancy these much either [ours usually come from France] but the eshallots are great in mashed potatoes or in fish chowder. They are like Spring Onions except they don't have a bulb.
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:19 PM   #16
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You can roast them & toss them in a salad. Here are a couple of beautiful tomato & shallot salads. Enjoy.

Tomato Salad with Crispy Shallots Recipe

Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Roasted Shallots

Tomato and Shallot Salad
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:48 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by attie View Post

Shallots??? These are what we call Shallots or Eschallots, it can be confusing to some.
Those look like what we call green onions.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:57 PM   #18
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My other half was out shopping yesterday, and I asked her to get a couple shallots. She didn't know what the heck I was talking about, so I described them to her. She couldn't find them at two of the grocery stores in town. It's possible that neither store carries them, as this is a fairly small town. The next time I go into Tulsa, or better yet, hit up the Asian market for some shrimp, I'll see if they have shallots, especially bagged up like GrillingFool mentioned.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:46 PM   #20
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Cut your shallot in half and place on a cookie sheet with sides. Drizzle with olive oi and sprinkle with salt. Roast at about 375 F. until nice and borwn - turn over and roast some more.

Cut some really good tomatoes into wedges.

Make a simple vinaigrette - olive oil, balsamic, garlic, s&p, fresh chopped oregano. Toss everything together (you might want to cut the shallots smaller or separate the pieces) and let sit for about 30 minutes on the counter.

Nice easy side dish in the summer - or anytime.


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