Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Sea Urchin, Jalapeno and Yuzu

While shopping in a local Japanese Market, Marukai located in Gardena I came across a package of Uni(Sea Urchin roe/gonads) in their fresh seafood section. Visits to my favorite Sushi bar often results in me ordering something Uni and at a pretty good price. These at Marukai were $6.98 for a 2 ounce tray and I couldn't pass that up. Now, what could I do with it? I found the below recipe on the Martha Stewart web site and today, this was my lunch treat. I didn't have Yuzu, so the next best thing was some fresh lemon juice* as a substitute. I used sour dough bread. Yea, this meal packed lots of calories and fat, but who is counting (today)?

Sea Urchin, Jalapeno and Yuzu*

Serves 2.

8 (1 1/2-by-1-inch) pieces black, rye, or sourdough bread
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup yuzu juice
8 to 16 pieces sea urchin
1 small jalapeno, thinly sliced crosswise
Maldon sea salt
1.Lightly toast bread pieces until crispy on the outside but still chewy inside; butter one side of each piece of toast and set aside.
2.In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water. Place 1/2 cup yuzu juice in a small saucepan and whisk in cornstarch mixture. Bring mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat and whisk in remaining 1/2 cup yuzu juice. Pour yuzu mixture immediately into a bowl set in an ice water-bath. Let cool completely.
3.Top each piece of buttered toast with 1 or 2 pieces of sea urchin and a piece of jalapeno. Spoon over cooled yuzu mixture; serve immediately.
First published February 2008

This recipe for sea urchin with jalapeno and yuzu is courtesy of chef Gregory Brainin as published on the Martha Stewart web site.


Ulla said...

that looks totally inspired! yummy!

maltese parakeet said...

i wish i didn't know that about uni. that being said, i love this combination of flavors. nobu does something like this with yellowtail. i am always so impressed with your experimenting with sushi at home.

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