Cocktails with Shallot with Mustard in Grains

Shallot with Mustard in Grains

The magic ingredient in the kitchens of the greatest Chefs, shallot has recently established itself as an alternative to onion and garlic in modern recipes and we offer this original recipe to savour it as an appetiser. It is ideal for an aperitif, tasty, fancy as well as conducive to socialising: its taste is milder than onion, yet more aromatic, with slight garlicky hints.

Yet, unlike garlic, its taste does not linger on the palate, so it does not give you unpleasant breath. We preserved it in a sweet and sour pickle, with Modena IGP balsamic vinegar and mustard seeds and a pinch of sugar to give it that sweet-sour note that makes it so moreish. You may even serve it warm, to bring out the aroma of mustard and the flavour of shallot even more; ideal on crunchy farmhouse bread, paired with mould-rind or sweet cheeses.

It is wonderful with fresh home-made hummus, made with chickpeas, tahini, fresh shallots, lemon juice and sweet paprika. Wines featuring freshness and nose-taste intensity are recommended with shallot-based dishes, so we suggest Muller Thurgau, Gewürztraminer or Langhe Arneis, served cold. If you have any friends who do not like wine, you can offer a Sanbitter Dry with a lemon wedge or a white Martini with ice. For those who are not partial to wine, we suggest a low fermentation lager, which pairs exceptionally well with the spicy flavour of mustard.

 

AVERAGE NUTRITIONAL values per 100g of product

ENERGY VALUEFATSCARBSFIBERPROTEINSALT
183KJ/43KCAL0,2g of which saturated 0,1g8,2g of which sugars 8,0g2,0g0,6g1,92g
ENERGY VALUE183KJ/43KCAL
FATS0,2g of which saturated 0,1g
CARBS8,2g of which sugars 8,0g
FIBER2,0g
PROTEIN0,6g
SALT1,92g

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