Peeled Shallot


General Information 

The shallot is a small sized member of the onion family (Alliums also known as Alliacae this genus is also categorized under the lily or amaryllis family.) There are more than 500 alliums and all are characterized by edible bulbs that have a distinctive aroma and flavor. The fragrance produced by alliums is a chemical reaction produced by the cutting of the different layers of their flesh; the sulfur-containing amino acids combine with other naturally occurring enzymes and create a mild sulfuric acid that may irritate the nose and eyes.