Robbie’s Produce Tips: Shallots
- Shallots 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.