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Zesty Shallots and Parsley Sauce

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A Zesty Shallots and Parsley Sauce for roasted or grilled meat is a must in the Caribbean. This sauce will be your favorite sauce for all your roasted and grilled meat and vegetables.

Save this sauce in your recipe for summer days filled with barbecuing, grilling, and lots of fun. In the Caribbean, roasting meat is a norm, in my opinion, because no one wants to stay indoors. A sauce usually needs fresh ingredients, and we are about fresh ingredients today.

Shallots, fresh garlic, salt, pepper, parsley, freshly squeezed lime juice, and olive oil – all the ingredients needed for this cold, Zesty Shallot and Parsley Sauce. Adding hot pepper is optional, as it will enhance the taste. When making a cold sauce adding onions or shallots is a choice. Shallots have a milder taste and odor than onions. When shallots are cooked, they lose their flavor but can still make the dish flavorful. Have you ever had eggs with shallots? One of my favorite ways to cook eggs. So delicious!

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Onions and Shallots

Although onions and shallots are bulbous vegetables, they still grow differently, and their taste varies, especially for onions. The taste of onions varies depending on type and variety. Onions’ taste is usually sharp, tangy, spicy, savory, or mild and sweet. Onions are also much crunchier than shallots.

Both shallots and onions have a distinct taste. When cooking, a recipe may suggest substituting one for the other, or you may need to if you run out to the store quickly – remember that the taste will be different. You may think they are similar when raw because when cutting or slicing, the odor can somewhat be unbearable for the nose and the eyes, but the taste, as mentioned before, is entirely different.

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Zesty Shallots and Parsley Sauce – prep

This sauce can also cook meat, poultry, and even seafood. You may have to add more spices as the sauce is cooking down. If you ever decide to use this sauce for cooking, I suggest adding less oil. The sauce can also be used to accompany grilled or roasted vegetables.

This recipe is a favorite of mine. It is best to chop the shallots because the flavor is released onto the mixture and it is easier to serve, better for dipping if you wish and easier to eat.

Zesty Shallots and Parsley Sauce - caribbeangreenliving.com
Zesty Shallots and Parsley Sauce

Recipe ideas to use this Zesty Shallots and Parsley Sauce

Enjoy your roasted or grilled foods with this wonderful Zesty Shallots and Parsley Sauce

Zesty Shallots and Parsley Sauce

A wonderful sauce for roasted and grilled vegetables, meat, poultry and seafood. Made only with fresh ingredients.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine Caribbean
Calories 1643 kcal


  • 1 cup shallots chopped
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 5 garlic cloves chopped finely
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 tsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper finely chopped


  • Add all ingredients into a bowl.
  • Mix well. Allow mixture to marinate for at least 10 minutes before serving with grilled or roasted foods (meat, poultry, seafood or vegetables).


Use only fresh ingredients.


Serving: 1gramsCalories: 1643kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 7gFat: 162gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gMonounsaturated Fat: 118gSodium: 38mgPotassium: 961mgFiber: 8gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 426IUVitamin C: 54mgCalcium: 131mgIron: 4mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword caribbean sauce, condiment, parsley sauce, sauce for grilling, shallots
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