Spotlight Spice: Freeze-Dried Shallots
Is it an onion? Nooooo. Is it garlic? Nooooo. It’s a shallot, and it’s one of our favorites from the Allium family!
This week’s Spotlight Spice is our Freeze-Dried Shallots, and they’re so good you’re going to want to snack on ‘em right out of the jar!
Shallots are prized for their mild and subtle – yet distinct – flavor. They’re much less pungent than onion and garlic and are common in French cuisine. They’re great in sauces, dressings, and marinades, or sautéed and added to all sorts of dishes to enhance their flavor. Try them in hearty soups, casseroles, pasta dishes, and with your favorite veggies.
Our freeze-dried Shallots are great to have in your pantry as they have a longer shelf life than fresh or dried Shallots while adding the same wonderful flavor to recipes. Use them as you would fresh shallots by reconstituting them (just cover them in hot water and allow them to stand for five minutes or so) or use them right out of the jar in longer cooking processes.
Use half as much freeze-dried shallot in your dishes as you would fresh.