February 20, 2005


What are scallions? How about shallots? I at least see the latter labelled at the supermarket. No such luck with scallions, though, and lots of recipes call for them. Help!


Posted by hln at February 20, 2005 07:39 PM | Nutrition | TrackBack


Scallions are also known as green onions and refer to a distinct variety of immature onions. The vegetable has a white base that has not fully developed into a bulb and green leaves that are long and straight. Both parts are edible. Store in the refrigerator, wrapped for up to five days. They can be eaten raw or cooked in numerous dishes from soups to salads.

You should be able to find these in the produce section.

Posted by: Ronda at February 21, 2005 10:27 AM

Shallots look like yellowish garlic, and their flavor is a cross between onions and garlic.

Posted by: Victor and his seventeen pet rats at February 24, 2005 01:45 PM