Another warm week in Rhode Island. Everything is growing like crazy…especially the weeds! New items for this are Red Shallots and Red Marble Cipollini (see photo).
For those of you unfamiliar, shallots are a member of the genus Allium which also includes garlic and onions. This is very appropriate as the flavor of a shallot is best described as a mild mix of red onion and garlic. Very tasty indeed!
The website WhiteOnRiceCouple.com have a wonderful description of cipollini. “Cipollinis are perfect specimens of mini-flat orbs of cuteness and when
roasted in the oven, the result is a platter full of gorgeous,
caramelized bites of sweet poetry.” Here is a link to their recipe for Roasted Cipollini Onions in Thyme.
|Red Marble Cipollini|