Delicious shallot dishes
• Roasted Carrot and Shallot Soup
Soup exchanger Barb Darling of London serves this caramel-colour soup, speckled with roasted vegetables, throughout the fall and winter.
• Mashed Potato Shallot Crumble
Give this recipe a try for an interesting twist to your next mash.
• Smoky Halibut Fillets with White Wine Shallot Sauce
The smokiness of sea salt comes alive when paired with a mild white fish, such as halibut. This is delicious served on a bed of sautéed spinach.
• Beef Tenderloin with Cabernet Shallot Sauce
The red wine, brandy and shallot sauce adds sumptuous flavour to a traditional beef tenderloin.
• Shallot and Garlic Butter
Flavoured butters are some of the easiest gifts to make and will be much appreciated when you include gift tags outlining their possibilities: slice and melt over fish or steak, blend into mashed potatoes or vegetables, toss with pasta or rice, or melt and pour over sautéed shrimp (one of the mini-logs is enough for 11/2 lb/750 g large shrimp).
• Pan-Roasted Shallots with Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts
This tasty side dish can be partly made ahead for easy finishing during the busy Thanksgiving serving time.
• Braised Shallots and Squash Stew
Simmering the whole shallots and garlic cloves in the stew enhances their natural sweetness. If you like, you can substitute other seasonal favourites, such as rutabaga and carrots, for the squash and top the stew with crunchy croutons or toasted bread crumbs.
• Yellow Tomato Salad with Shallots and Lemongrass
Fresh pale green lemongrass gives a wonderful lemony scent and flavour to dishes but must be sliced paper-thin because of its woody texture. Look for it in supermarkets and Asian grocery stores; if you can't find it, substitute 1 tsp (5 mL) grated lemon rind for one stalk.
Page 1 of 1