Uni Is the New Bacon

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

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 jalapeƱo-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.

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