I literally cannot explain how amazing the smell of shallots are when they have been slowly cooked down to the point of translucency, adding a splash of white wine and letting it bubble away and finally, adding a squeeze of lemon juice. The smell is one of those which takes you back to perfect flavours you’ve once tried before and each component of the smell unlocks an old memory of a dish connected with each ingredient. Bliss.
Kind of potato salad I guess…. Or whatever but I made a potato salad for my lunch this morning and it was so nice! Basically chopped some potatoes into cubes, cooked in boiling salted water till cooked through and then drained them. Then made a dressing of shallots cooked down till soft in melted butter with a little bit of sugar, added a bit more butter and some lemon juice and dressed the potatoes. YUM!