Pre-Shift Glossary

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Uni, California Sea Urchin

Latin Name: Strongylocentrotus franciscanus

Tableside Information:

Common Name: Sea Urchin, Uni, Erizo de Mar

Buttery, Creamy, Complex Ocean Flavor

Food Information:

THE FISHERY - Off the coast of California, Divers hand gather the perfect specimens of Red, (and often Black), Sea Urchin. They are then lovingly transported to tanks in San Diego. This is a direct Tank to Door program that offers the freshest Urchin in the market.

THE ECHINODERM - Uni has long been a delicacy to Sushi lovers. The Rich, Buttery, feel and Complexity of Flavor is a true testament to the glory of the sea. The Uni is harvested from live Urchins. Uni is the reproductive mechanics of the animal, that is also believed to give the diner "Amorous properties and prowess".

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Range & Habitat:

Southern California & Mexico


Southern California


Baja Peninsula Fleet

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