Red Sea Urchin - Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (Uni)

Shellfish  <<  Red Sea Urchin

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Red Sea Urchin,  S  trongylocentrotus franciscanus  (Uni)


California to Alaska


Year-round, subject to phases of the moon

Method of Capture:


Sustainability Consideration:

These are hand selected. Moon cycles and weather make the supply sporadic. Permits are being limited in order to conserve the sea urchin.

Size Range:

6 to 10 inches

Flavor and Texture:

Rich and buttery with tropical fruit and slight mineral flavor, along with a yielding, creamy texture

Cooking Tips:

serve raw, soufflé, flan, mousse, incorporate into sauces