Sweet and sour shallots

Sweet and sour shallots

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  • 6 – 8
  • Easy
  • 20 minutes
  • 35 minutes
  • Buitenverwachting Buiten Blanc


  • 750 g shallots
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup sweet white wine
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • Soaked raisins and sultanas
  • Seasoning
  • Toasted pine nuts

Cooking Instructions

Pour boiling water over shallots. Drain and peel.
Heat butter in a wide pan. Add the shallots and toss around to coat.
Pour in chicken stock, white wine and white wine vinegar. Add a bay leaf and a few sprigs of thyme. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until very tender.
Add a handful of soaked raisins and sultanas and cook uncovered until the liquid reduces.
Check seasoning and sweet-sour balance. Sprinkle with a spoonful or two of toasted pine nuts.
Serve with grilled fish.

Maranda Engelbrecht Recipe by: Maranda Engelbrecht
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