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Baked shallots

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Baked shallots

Side Serves 4 55 min
The trick to these roast onions is to let them take their time – they should be cooked until their flesh is almost melting in their skins. This recipe makes a great accompaniment to goose or any Christmas bird, it's also lovely with a little sharp Cheddar to set off the sweetness.


  • 1kg shallots, peeled
  • 25g butter or goose fat
  • 25g sugar
  • 250ml red wine
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 45 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to about 150°C/Gas 2.
  • Step 2

    Arrange peeled shallots in a single layer in a shallow pan. Dot with butter and season.
  • Step 3

    Cook over a medium heat until browned. Sprinkle with sugar and cook until sugar disappears.
  • Step 4

    Add the red wine and bring to the boil and cover. Bake in for about 15 minutes until tender.

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