Respected among the sea's most sublime delicacies, urchins are hand-harvested by deep sea divers with small, precise, but modest equipment. This results in very little unintended catch of other species, while also preventing damage to the ocean floor, altogether making for a far less intrusive and more sustainable operation than is commonplace with other seafoods.
Each round, spiky shell contains only 4 - 5 delicate tongues of edible uni in different shades of orange and golden yellow. Uni has a deep, buttery flavor packed with umami, and luscious texture that melts onto your palate. All of this is layered atop a brisk, invigorating fragrance of the ocean, leading many to describe eating uni as experiencing the very essence of the sea.
Urchins’ spiny shells can make getting to the uni tongues seem like a daunting task, but these tips should help the process go simply and smoothly:
We recommend eating uni immediately, whether on toast with a schmear of butter or tossed into hot pasta to create an emulsified sauce.
Uni ships live, and should be immediately consumed for optimal freshness. The Uni will be held under proper refrigeration for no more than 48 hours before delivery.
*Please allow extra time for this product to ship, as it is subject to availability from our fishing partners.
*Please note that we are only able to ship live seafood from our California fishing partners on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. This policy is in effect to ensure that a possible one-business day delay on the part of our shipping partners, FedEx, does not result in product spoilage over the weekend. This stipulation is in the interest of upholding the absolute highest quality possible when you receive your order, and we tremendously appreciate your support and understanding.