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Sweet and Sour Shallots

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 4 servings


  • 24 shallots peeled
  • 2 cups (375 ml) vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 6 teaspoons (90 ml) red wine vinegar


  • Place the shallots in saucepan, add the stock, and simmer gently 25 to 30 minutes, until the shallots are tender. Much of the stock will evaporate.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet and stir in the sugar.
  • Add the shallots along with any remaining stock and cook over medium heat until the shallots become brown and glazed.
  • Stir in the vinegar and cook a few minutes longer, so the shallots are just coated with a syrupy sweet and sour sauce.
  • Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.