Candied shallots

Candied shallots
  • Serves icon Serves 8
  • Time icon Ready in 35 minutes

This candied shallots recipe makes a delicious side dish to accompany your roast.

If you can’t get enough of shallots, make them the star of the show in this tarte tatin!

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
111kcals
Fat
5.6g (2.8g saturated)
Protein
0.9g
Carbohydrates
9.7g (3.9g sugar)
Salt
0.1g
Calories
111kcals
Fat
5.6g (2.8g saturated)
Protein
0.9g
Carbohydrates
9.7g (3.9g sugar)
Salt
0.1g

Ingredients

  • 32 small to medium (575g) shallots
  • 40g butter
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 250ml good red wine

Method

  1. Cover the unpeeled shallots with boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and, when cool, peel the skins away.
  2. Heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the shallots and fry for 5 minutes, tossing, until golden. Add the sugar and cook for a further 5 minutes, until the sugar begins to caramelise.
  3. Add the wine, cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until tender.
  4. Uncover, increase the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes, until syrupy. Season and serve.

delicious. tips

  1. Not suitable for freezing but to get ahead make the recipe, cool, then reheat later.

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