We are huge fans of uni - sea urchin. So, when we have a chance to get it, we always do. I added these on to our CSF delivery from Real Good Fish the other week and asked D how we should prepare it. Last time we got them, we did a Sea Urchin Crostini and his Urchin Soup is a perpetual favorite. We settled on a simple handroll that would let the urchin shine.
Ingredients makes 4 handrolls
- 2 sheets of nori (seaweed sheets), cut in half lengthwise
- 1 cooked rice (I used organic Jade Pearl rice)
- 2 T rice vinegar
- 8 pieces of uni
While the rice is still hot, mix in the rice vinegar.
Place the nori, shiny side down, on a work space. Place 1/4 C rice on the nori - in one corner at a 45 degree angle. Lay 1 or 2 pieces of urchin on the rice.
Okay, I drew a little diagram for you. Don't laugh!
The bottom right corner will be the top of your cone. Fold the top right corner down over the rice and filling. Then keep rolling until it is in the shape of a cone. Lay the seam side down. The moisture from the rice will seal the cone. If not, just moisten the edge a tiny bit and press down.
Repeat with the other three pieces. Serve immediately.