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Caramelised shallots

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Caramelised shallots

Side Serves 4 40 min
These simple, savoury-sweet caramelised shallots are easy to make and go well with practically everything. This makes a great base for a salad dressing or salsa, or a side for steak, roast chicken or pork chops – just be sure to serve it with a bit of bread to sop up the juices.


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 200g shallots, peeled and left whole
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 175ml red wine
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
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Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
  • Step 1

    Heat butter in a pan and add shallots - toss until they are browning - add rosemary and cook until shallots are starting to caramelise. Add sugar, dissolve and add wine and vinegar.
  • Step 2

    Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Step 3

    When you are about to use, uncover and reduce liquid until shallots are shiny and have a syrupy glaze.

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