shal·​lot | \ shə-ˈlät , ˈsha-lət \

Definition of shallot

1 : a bulbous perennial onion (Allium cepa aggregatum) that produces small clustered bulbs which resemble those of garlic and are used in seasoning also : its bulb

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Pinterest users have fallen in love with recipes like this sautéed chayote and potatoes with mint and shallots. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "9 Healthy Foods Pinterest Can't Wait to Make in 2019," 16 Jan. 2019 In a large bowl, combine minced bread and chicken with ground veal, eggs, ½ cup chives, lemon zest, ½ teaspoon salt and shallot-mushroom mixture. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "The Secret to This Dish's Deep Flavor," 18 Oct. 2018 Controfiletto di Maiale al Profumo di Rosmarino Berkshire pork chop with perfumed with rosemary and sautéed shallot. Fox News, "12 Easter dinner dishes for a super Sunday," 21 Mar. 2016 Roast until cabbage is tender, shallots are caramelized, and grapes are beginning to break down and release some juices, 15 to 18 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Red Grapes and Cabbage," 7 Jan. 2019 Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together honey, lemon juice, vinegar and shallots. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Winter’s Most Refreshing Salad," 12 Dec. 2018 Heat olive oil in skillet then add garlic and shallot. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Venison Bacon Burger," 21 May 2018 Combine shallot, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Molly Baz, Bon Appetit, "Smashed Chickpeas on Toast with Harissa Yogurt," 28 May 2018 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine shallot, vinegar, and pinch of salt. Good Housekeeping, "Radicchio Melon Salad," 29 July 2015

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First Known Use of shallot

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for shallot

modification of French échalote, from Middle French eschalotte, alteration of eschaloigne, from Vulgar Latin *escalonia — more at scallion

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English Language Learners Definition of shallot

: a small type of onion that is used in cooking

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