The smaller and redder variety of an onion, Shallots have richer, sweeter flavor and a more significant fragrance. Shallots are commonly deep-fried and used as a garnish for Chinese cuisine for added flavor and aroma.
Fresh Tips: Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place for a month or more. Fresh shallots should be refrigerated up to a week. Use half the amount of shallot to that of onion as required in a recipe