dutch YELLOW shallots
Resembling the onion and having garlic similarities, shallots are milder than these Allium family relatives. Sharing qualities of each, shallots are a bit classier and their special rich, complex, subtle flavor separates them from other types. Wrapped in a very thin onion-like pinkish-tan-colored skin, shallots are divided in small-segmented cloves like garlic. However, the delicately flavored shallot cloves are not individually covered by a sheath like garlic, making them easier to separate. Unlike garlic, the flavor is sweet and delicate. Unlike the onion, the shallot actually sweetens a sauce and does not add pungency.