What's the difference between Onions and Shallots?
Onions and Shallots are very similar in structure and density, however, shallots are sweeter and slightly milder in flavour (so they wont make your eyes water!). If you're deciding which one to pickle then think about sharpness; onions are sharper and have a more 'traditional' pickled onion flavour whilst shallots are milder with a slight garlic flavour.
The Complete Pickling Shallot Kit contains:
- 4kg of round pickling shallots (size varies depending on stock and season)
- 5litres of Malt Vinegar, the most popular vinegar for pickling onions
- 250g Pickling Spices
The pickling shallots are graded as medium size: 25-45mm.
Spice Ingredients: coriander seeds, yellow mustard seeds, dried ginger root pieces, crushed cassia bark, bay leaves, cloves, allspice berries, birds eye chillies and black peppercorns.