'shallots' on Serious Eats

Ask The Food Lab: On Sizing Shallots and Frying Curry

So many questions to answer, so little space and time! The two I picked this week are ones that often come up in recipe writing and will hopefully be useful to many of you. As always, if you have questions to ask, send'em along to AskTheFoodLab@seriouseats.com, and please include your Serious Eats user name in your email. All questions will be read, though unfortunately not all can be answered. More

Mark Bittman's Green Beans with Crisp Shallots

Leave it to Mark Bittman to show us how to make the best version of this side standard, Green Beans with Crisp Shallots. Bittman's go to method for beans with a little bit of bite involves briefly boiling the green beans, shocking them in ice water, and finishing them with a quick trip to the sauté pan. Tossed with crispy sweet butter and olive oil fried shallots, and almonds, if you'd like, this is the recipe that'll have your green beans moving out of blah territory and into much tastier place. More

In a Pickle: Caramelized Shallot Pickle

This pickle is inspired by Amanda Hesser's shallot-cassis marmalade. It starts similarly, by deeply caramelizing a mess of chopped shallots in a bit of butter. Once the shallots are sweet and yielding, you add a generous amount of balsamic vinegar and simmer until the vinegar thickens and transforms into a sticky glaze. More

The Food Lab: Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shallots with Balsamic Vinegar

Coming from a family of Brussels sprouts fiends, I've had to develop quite a repertoire of recipes over the years and over the holidays in order to keep things interesting. The vast majority of them—a good 94% (I've counted)—share one crucial step: searing. The goal is to cook them fast, and cook them hard so they char and caramelize, their leaves turning crispy, brown, and nutty. More

Maple Black Pepper Pork Chops

I am addicted to this dish. Usually I have to cook so many new dishes a week, I don't have time to revisit the really impressive ones. But I've made an exception for this one. I understand on paper it doesn't sound like it should work. The recipe from Eggs On Sunday uses a lot of maple syrup, Too sticky sweet? Nope, everything is balanced by the cider vinegar and black peppercorns, which transform into this rich, meaty glaze that miraculously makes each bite taste like the best rib eye you can imagine. More

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