My F&W
quick save (...)
Trendspotting

Uni Is the New Bacon

Uni Is the New Bacon

At Castagna, a double dose of uni: Raw and in a custard. Photo © Susan Seubert

Everything's better with... uni? Chefs around the country are embracing the salty-sweet funk and irresistible creaminess of sea urchin.

Custard
Castagna in Portland, OR, pairs squash quick bread with luscious sea urchin custard and a lobe of fresh uni.

Pizza
At Houston's Provisions, glistening slabs of raw sea urchin top the roasted-garlic-and-guanciale pizza.

Pasta Sauce
Uni puree and jalapeño-miso butter create a rich, briny pasta sauce at Los Angeles's Superba Snack Bar.

Sandwich
Panini-pressed baguettes loaded with uni emerge warm and gooey at Toro in New York City.

Ice Cream
Pairing uni with piment d'Espelette and mint brings out its sweetness at Salt & Straw in Portland, OR.

Related: Recipe: Spicy Uni-Lardo Sushi in Lettuce Cups
Recipe: Sea Urchin Linguine
Fish and Seafood Recipes

You Might Also Like powered by ZergNet

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    You might also like
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.

    Tune in on Wednesdays at 10PM ET for Top Chef: Boston, the 12th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers and epicurean insiders at the culinary world's most spectacular weekend, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 19-21.