Robbie’s Produce Tips: Shallots

  • Robbie and shallots2Shallots should be firm with no soft spots on them.
  • Since they’re a little more delicate than an onion, they don’t store quite as well.
  • As with most produce, shallots should have a nice vibrant sheen to them.
  • They should have no sprouting (green shoots coming from the stem end).
  • They should be heavy for their size. Older shallots tend to dry up and may also have mold on the exterior.
  • I always buy from multiple sources to ensure you’ll have the best shallots available to choose from.
  • Imparts great flavor in almost any sauté.
  • See how we use them in our salad dressing recipes.

– Robbie Sigona is our produce buyer. He works with local farmers and scours the market for the very best in fresh fruits and vegetables — some you won’t find anywhere else.

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