caramelized shallots

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 108.5
  • Total Fat: 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.5 mg
  • Sodium: 55.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 1.1 g

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This is good with all sorts of main dishes, inclucing poultry or red meat. This is good with all sorts of main dishes, inclucing poultry or red meat.
Number of Servings: 6


    50g/2oz/1/4 cup butter or 60ml/4 tbsp olive oil
    500g/1 and 1/4lb shallots or small onions, peeled with root ends intact
    15ml/1 tbsp golden caster sugar
    30ml/2 tbsp red or white wine, Madeira or port


Leaving the root ends of the shallots intact helps to ensure they do not separate or unravel during cooking, but remain whole and they also look more presentable. Serve with roasted butternut squash


Heat the butter or oil in a large frying pan and add the shallots or onions in a single layer. Cook gently, turning occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until they are lightly browned all over.

Sprinkle the sugar over the browned shallots and cook gently, turning the shallots in the juices, until the sugar begins to caramelize.

Pour the wine, Madeira or port over the caramelized shallots and increase the heat. Let the mixture bubble for 4-5 minutes.

Add 2/3 cup water and seasoning. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, then remove the lid and cook until the liquid evaporates and the shallots are tender and glazed. Adjust the seasoning before serving.

Serving Size: serves four to six

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CARENHARRINGTON.

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