gene shallot

Saturday, February 19, 2011

What to do on a Saturday morning when you have a desk full of taxes to do, scripts to read, bills to pay, emails to answer, and just an overall, plain mess?

Take pictures of shallots, of course!

I can't think of a better distraction than a shallot.

 I am a Lover of All Things Onion and am constantly trying to sneak onions into my husband's life. I just  asked him if he flat out HATES onions. His answer?

"No.  'Cuz when they're caramelized I like them a lot."

Well, who doesn't?

"Raw is a different story."

This salad dressing is Ah. Maz. Ing. And I would venture to say even onion haters would bow to its will. The secret is the shallot, a milder cousin of the onion that you mince mince mince until the pieces are so tiny they sorta melt into the rest of the ingredients and said onion haters are left with no visual evidence. They just taste flavor, people!

Jolie's Secret Shallot Salad Dressing
serves 2-4 people, depending on salad size

1T minced shallot
1t lemon juice
1t dijon or spicy brown mustard
2t aged balsamic vinegar
Extra Virgin olive oil to taste (about 2 T)
sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Whisk the shallots, lemon juice, mustard and balsamic together. Add the oil in a slow stream while whisking to emulsify. Salt and pepper to taste. Start slow when adding to greens. This dressing is concentrated and a little goes a long way. Serve immediately after tossing!

Happy weekend, lovelies:)


  1. Tried the secret sauce (nope not booze :), and loved it!

  2. There are two things I ADORE about this post - your recipe which seems like a delight and the casual way you used the name Gene Shallot! Are you kidding me?! xop


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