Shallot We Dance?

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Shallot We Dance? On a bright cloud of balsamic shall we fly? A recipe inspired by the classic song from The King and I.Shallot We Dance? On a bright cloud of balsamic shall we fly?

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Did you enjoy Whistle a Happy Tuna? Here’s another recipe inspired by The King and I – Shallot We Dance! The song Shall We Dance appears after Anna and the King have been discussing – or rather – arguing about the meaning of love. (Actually, a song of the same title also appears in Crazy For You – otherwise known as Caprese For You! Double musical bonus!) Anna reminisces about falling in love during a dance, and the pair embark on a crazy polka-style dance around the stage.

Shall we dance?
On a bright cloud of music shall we fly?
Shall we dance?
Shall we then say, goodnight and mean goodbye?

It’s probably one of the most well-known songs from the musical, with whirling skirts and sumptuous colors. Just like this shallot dish. Really. Unlike Whistle a Happy Tuna I haven’t given this recipe any Asian flavors, but instead the shallots are roasted with thyme, bay, and fantastic balsamic vinegar.

Place peeled shallots into a bowl, cutting any larger ones in half if necessary. Pour over some boiling water and leave to soak for five minutes.

Drain and transfer the shallots to a baking dish. Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dried thyme, bay leaves and black pepper. Roast uncovered for around 30 minutes (stirring half way through the cooking time) or until the shallots are tender.

Shallot We Dance? On a bright cloud of balsamic shall we fly?

These shallots have a wonderful bold flavor and can be served as a side dish, as part of a salad, or even in a wrap.

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Ingredients

  • 16 oz peeled shallots
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F/200C.
  2. Place the shallots into a bowl, cutting any larger ones in half if necessary. Pour over some boiling water and leave to soak for five minutes.
  3. Drain and transfer the shallots to a baking dish. Add the remaining ingredients.
  4. Roast uncovered for around 30 minutes (stirring half way through the cooking time) or until the shallots are tender.
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