Sea Urchin – LIVE
Sea urchins are bottom feeding echinoderms that are found in every ocean around the world. Each sea urchin contains five bright “tongues” — more commonly known as roe — that range in color from bright yellow to dark orange. Urchin roe is known as uni when prepared for sushi. The color and texture of uni may vary naturally throughout the year depending on many factors including water temperature, diet, seasonal spawning, weather and availability.
Each bite of uni provides a creamy, briny flavor that melts in your mouth and leaves lingering ocean fresh taste. Uni may be prepared in a variety of forms including raw; with rice; preserved in brine, alcohol and salt; or incorporated into sauce, bisques, custards, etc.
Sea urchins are bottom feeding echinoderms that are found in every ocean around the world. California sea urchins are widely considered to the best in the world. They are usually found in kelp beds near the coastline in about 50 feet of water. The urchins that we process range from dark blackish purple to red in color. Covered with short to long spines, the diameter of a sea urchin can reach up to six inches and the average weight is one pound.
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