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Homemade UNI Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Matthew Chaffee
Added: Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Sea Urchin
White Rice
Wasabi
Soy Sauce

Directions:
Directions:
The proper UNI is made from the GIANT sea urchin only the true hardcore fisherman can gather, but you can enjoy the excitement of your own personal concoction by following these simple steps...

Head down to your local Pacific Ocean rock beach at low tide. Bring a large bag. Start gathering as many rock urchin you can find. They look like black warts on rocks at or near the water surface. You might need a knife to peel these suckers off. Gather gather gather. You need a TON. Last I checked, it required about 60 or so to put together 1 serving...

Bring them home and start carving them out through the little "life hole" at the bottom center. Best to find a sharp little scoop tool. I used the end of a metal skewer. It had a rounded little handle that fit in there perfectly... but a baby spoon might also work. Depends on the size of your urchin...which are generally small. There are also a couple of tools to be found in you sewing kit. Little metal pokers with a hook... etc. Scoop scoop scoop. That little orange egg sack is what you're after. Will probably only pull about a thumbtack sized amount out of each... Keep scooping.

Put all orange egg sacks into a bowl.

Cook up some rice. You really only need about a quarter cup.

Mix a light paste out of the wasabi and soy sauce. (use very little soy or it will liquify)

Roll up two small handfuls of rice. Smear the wasabi paste across the top. Lightly place the urchin eggs on paste.

Makes two small bites.

Enjoy like you've never enjoyed anything that took you 8 hours to do.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
1 (two little bites)
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
8-10 hours (depending on travel time)

 

 

 

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