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9 Easy Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Sea Urchin Recipes

Sea Urchin (Uni) Recipes

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Sea urchin (Uni), a delicacy often found in Japanese cuisine, has become increasingly popular in Singaporean home cooking. The briny and slightly sweet flavor of fresh sea urchin roe pairs well with a variety of dishes, making it a versatile ingredient in both traditional and modern recipes. If you’re looking to try something new and exciting in the kitchen, look no further than these 9 easy breakfast, lunch, and dinner sea urchin recipes for any day of the week. We have added Uni recommendations to click and buy simply. These dishes can be prepared within 30 minutes to brighten up your meal time! Perfect for romantic dinners, family quality time or solo self care days.

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Breakfast Recipes with Uni

The addition of Uni to everyday breakfast foods like eggs and toast makes mornings a little less sleepy and a whole lot of fun! Make these simple recipes within 15 minutes on dull weekdays and exciting weekends.

1: Sea Urchin (Uni) Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs with Sea Urchin on Toast | Get Cracking

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Recommended Uni: Bafun Uni Yellow Narabi (A Grade) 250g

Uni scrambled eggs is a luxurious twist on simple scrambled eggs. The dish features fluffy eggs mixed with rich and buttery uni (sea urchin roe), creating a savory and satisfying flavor. The eggs are garnished with green onions or herbs, adding a fresh and fragrant touch to the dish. This is a perfect dish for seafood lovers looking for a non-basic breakfast option.

Ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter, divided
  • 6 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 slices of brioche, cut 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick
  • 6 pieces of sea urchin (145 g)
  • 1 cup ( 250 mLof chopped chives (1 bunch)

Directions:

  1. In a medium non-stick pan, add 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 mL) of the butter and melt over low to medium heat.
  2. Add eggs and remaining butter to the pan and stir vigorously with a spatula, making sure to scrape all edges of the pan.
  3. Continue stirring, taking the pan on and off the heat until desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper and remove from pan.
  4. Toast both sides of brioche. Place scrambled eggs on brioche slices and top with pieces of sea urchin. Garnish with chives and serve.
  5. Optional: add Japanese ikura or salmon roe for a burst of umami flavors. Click to shop for Ikura here

2: Tangy Sea Urchin (Uni) Toast

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Recommended Uni: Bara Bafun Uni (AA+ Grade) – 100g

Uni Toast is a simple yet elegant dish that highlights the delicate and unique flavor of uni (sea urchin roe). The dish is made by toasting a slice of bread and topping it with a generous amount of uni, and lime! The uni is mixed with unsalted butter, creating a creamy and rich texture that complements the toast perfectly.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1/4 cup fresh uni (sea urchin)

  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • 1/8 tsp Tabasco

  • 1 any thick bread, cut into 1″ slices 

  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, minced

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven broiler on high. In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter, uni, lemon juice, sea salt, and Tabasco.
  • Spread the uni butter generously on the bread slices and broil until lightly brown (about 1-2 minutes). Sprinkle with chives and serve immediately

3: Sea Urchin (Uni) Porridge

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Recommended Uni: Bafun Uni Yellow Narabi (A Grade) 250g

Uni Porridge is a comforting and nourishing dish that is commonly enjoyed for breakfast or as a light meal across Asia. The dish features a creamy and thick porridge made from rice, chicken broth, and uni (sea urchin roe). The uni adds a rich and savory flavor to the porridge, while the rice and chicken broth provide a comforting and familiar taste. This is a perfect dish to warm you up on a rainy day.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Rinse the rice in cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. In a pot, bring chicken broth to a boil.
  3. Add the rice and ginger to the pot, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Add the sea urchin roe and soy sauce to the pot, stirring well.
  5. Continue to cook for another 5-10 minutes or until the porridge is thick and creamy.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Garnish with green onions and cilantro (optional) and serve hot.
  8. If you add Wagyu steak, cook the wagyu separately for a few minutes until medium-rare then add to porridge as topping. Shop Wagyu here.

Lunch Recipes with Uni

Elevate your midday meal with the luxurious taste of sea urchin. These sea urchin recipes are less require less than 25 minutes of prep time and are perfect for office, work from home and weekend self-care meals.

1: Classic Fried Rice with Sea Urchin (Uni)

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Recommended Uni: Bara Bafun Yellow Sea Urchin A Grade 250gr (Shop here)

This dish is easy to make and can be enjoyed as a standalone meal or as a side dish. The Uni adds a rich and briny flavor to the fried rice, while the eggs and vegetables provide a satisfying texture.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Heat the cooking oil in a wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic and chopped onions and sauté until fragrant.
  3. Add the mixed vegetables, scallops soy sauce and cook until tender.
  4. Push the vegetables to one side of the wok and add the Uni to the other side. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. Stir everything together, then add the cooled rice. Mix well.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.
  7. Add ikura to top it off

2: Sea Urchin (Uni) and Wagyu Donburi

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Recommended Uni: Bafun Narabi Uni Premium Premium Flower Box (A Grade) 

Uni and Wagyu Donburi is a hearty and decadent rice bowl that is perfect for lunch. The dish features favorite two ingredients: umami uni and tender, juicy A4 or A5 wagyu beef that is thinly sliced and served over a bed of fluffy Japanese rice. The uni adds a rich and savory flavor to the dish, while the wagyu beef provides a meaty and satisfying texture. This is a perfect dish for meat lovers who crave a hearty lunch.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Rinse the rice in cold water until the water runs clear. Cook the rice in a rice cooker or on the stovetop.
  2. In a bowl, mix together soy sauce, sake, sugar, and mirin.
  3. Heat a pan over high heat and sear the wagyu beef slices for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  4. Pour the sauce over the beef and let it simmer for 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  5. Divide the cooked rice into bowls and top with the beef and sauce.
  6. Add fresh uni on top of the beef and garnish with chopped green onions.
  7. Optional: add caviar and Ikura for an extra touch of luxury

3: Negitoro, Ikura and Sea Urchin (Uni) Maki Sushi Roll

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Recommended Uni: Bara Bafun Uni (AA+ Grade) – 100g

Negitoro, Ikura and Uni Sushi Rolls are a delicious and unique twist on simple tuna sushi rolls. The dish features rich and buttery uni (sea urchin roe) and fatty and flavorful negitoro tuna rolled up in sushi rice and seaweed. To bring out more flavors in each bite, we added a dollop or two of ikura alongside wasabi and a hint of shoyu. The stars of this dish are shiki.sg’s bestsellers! Try this dish and you’ll find out why!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Rinse the rice in cold water until the water runs clear. Cook the rice in a rice cooker or on the stovetop.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat rice vinegar, sugar, and salt over low heat until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add the vinegar mixture to the cooked rice and mix well.
  4. Lay a sheet of nori on a bamboo sushi mat and spread the rice evenly over the nori, leaving a 1-inch border on one end.
  5. Add slices of negitoro tuna and fresh uni in a row across the middle of the rice.
  6. Roll the sushi tightly using the mat, moistening the 1-inch border with water to seal the roll.
  7. Cut the sushi roll into bite-sized pieces and serve with wasabi and soy sauce, if desired.

Dinner Recipes with Uni

A new world of flavors awaits you at home! These simple sea urchin recipes will take your dinners at home to the next level, within half an hour of prep and cook time! How amazing is that?

1: Sea Urchin (Uni) on Grilled Hotate Scallops

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Recommended Uni: Bafun Narabi Uni Premium Premium Flower Box (A Grade) 

This is a simple and flavorful recipe that features fresh scallops grilled to perfection and topped with a decadent uni butter. Serve this as appetizer or alongside buttery pasta to thoroughly enjoy the rich flavors these premium Japanese seafood have to offer. Pair with white wine or Japanese sake for a night to remember.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Season the scallops with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill the scallops for 2-3 minutes on each side until cooked through.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the butter and uni until well combined.
  5. Top each scallop with a dollop of the butter
  6. Top with ikura for additional texture and flavor (optional)

Squid Ink Pasta with Sea Urchin (Uni) and Squids

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Recommended Uni: Bara Bafun Uni (AA+ Grade) – 100g

This dish may look like it’s made in the kitchen of a Michelin star restaurant but in actuality, takes only 30 minutes to prep and cook. With fresh and simple ingredients, taste the coasts of Spain and Japan in each bite. We featured La Brujula’s premium canned squids alongside our prestigious Bafun Uni which are used by chefs all around Singapore. This dish is ideal for seafood lovers looking to indulge in fresh and umami flavors.

Ingredients:

  • 2 bundles of fresh squid ink pasta (if you can’t find this, regular is fine)
  • 1 tray of fresh sea urchin (150 grams)
  • La Brujula Small Squids in Ink Sauce – Chipirones Rellenos tinta***
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of seafood stock
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • Minced chives
  • Chopped parsley
  • 1/2 of a fresh lemon

Directions:

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil over high heat.
  2. Mince the chives and chop the parsley. Set aside.
  3. Have a pan large enough to hold the pasta and heat up the olive oil in it over medium heat.
  4. Add the cloves of garlic. Reduce the heat and brown on all sides so that the flavor infuses into the oil.
  5. When the water boils, add a couple of tablespoons of salt and a drizzle of olive oil and cook the pasta for 3 minutes. When the pasta is cooked through but still firm, drain. Do not run cold water over it.
  6. Gently add the sea urchin to the pan and slowly pour the seafood stock over it. Mix around the pan with a wooden spoon to make sure it’s thoroughly cooked. Break up the sea urchin into bits as you stir.
  7. Add the pasta, squids and toss it in the sauce with a pair of kitchen tongs. The sauce should start to thicken a bit from the starch in the pasta. Add more stock and olive oil if the mixture is dry.
  8. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Taste and adjust accordingly.
  9. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
  10. Sprinkle the parsley and chives on top.

*** About La Brujula Small Squids in Ink Sauce: La Brujula’s Spanish baby squids are caught sustainably off the costs of Spain. Each squid is cleaned, processed and stuffed full with its own tentacles, then blanched in hot water and bathed in traditional squid ink sauce before being packed one by one individually into their La Brújula cans. The sauce that the squids are bathed in is made with 100% natural squid ink and 100% Spanish products (onion, pepper, tomato, etc.), it is made with the same traditional recipe passed down in every Spanish household and kitchen. 6-8 pieces are available in each can. 

3: Sea Urchin (Uni) and Spanish Red Shrimp Tacos

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Recommended Uni: Bara Bafun Yellow Sea Urchin A Grade 250gr (Shop here)

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Warm up the tortillas in the oven for a few minutes or on a skillet until they’re soft and pliable.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the mashed avocado with lime juice, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Spread the avocado mixture on each tortilla.
  5. Add chopped sea urchin and cooked shrimp on top of the avocado mixture.
  6. Fold the tortillas in half to create tacos.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Optional: you can also add some sliced jalapeño peppers or cilantro on top of the tacos for extra flavor and heat.

*** About Spanish Red Shrimp: these highly coveted shrimps are caught sustainably in the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Each prawn is quickly cleaned, hand packed and  Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) on board the prawning vessel. This helps to maintain the utmost freshness and sashimi grade quality demanded by the top chefs around the world. Each Red Shrimp is packed full of umami. Its flesh is plump, sweet full of seafood flavour and has an amazing texture. The head fat it rich and full of briny flavour.

 

Incorporating sea urchin into your meals is a delicious and creative way to elevate your cooking. These 9 sea urchin recipes are a great starting point, but don’t be afraid to experiment and come up with your own unique dishes. Whether you’re a seafood lover or a curious foodie, sea urchin is sure to delight your taste buds and add a touch of luxury to your everyday meals. Shop our range of Sea Urchin here and enjoy 5% off all items with code shiki5off all year round! 

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