A super easy way to enjoy shallots in vinaigrettes and salads is to give them a quick pickling. Put sliced shallots into a bowl, add a pinch of salt, then fill bowl with enough rice wine vinegar to cover the shallots. Let sit for 15 minutes to a half hour. The shallots will take on a nice mellow sweetness. You can also use the leftover rice wine vinegar from the bowl to whip up a sweet vinaigrette.