Uni Spaghettini

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 3comments No tags Permalink 0

If I knew uni pasta was this easy to make, I would have done it years ago. And often!

At least once a week.

There are many uni pasta recipes on the internet. See herehere, and here (I especially love that last one). Most call for cream, which tends to overwhelm the uni. I mention that to Stephen who happens to have an uni recipe in his regular repertoire. Fate!

Simple and clean. I made a few tweaks, and the whole thing takes less than 30 minutes.

One tray of uni. Pick six nice tongues and set them aside. Blend together: remaining uni (the whole tray), a quarter cup of olive oil, three garlic cloves, and a squeeze of lemon. I use a immersion blender because it’s cleaner and faster than using a regular blender.

Cook the spaghettini. Drain and toss with the uni sauce and chopped fresh herbs. Chive and parsley make a good combo. I also add a bit of butter because…why not.

A sprinkle of Maldon salt to finish, and those beautiful whole uni tongues. Eat fast! Bottle of champagne on the side…

…and fried shishito peppers for a midnight snack.

  • Ben
    August 22, 2012

    shiso? yes or no?

  • Kathy YL Chan
    August 22, 2012

    Hi Ben! Shiso – yes!! Don't know why I didn't mention that. I actually had an uni + shisho sandwich for lunch today…will post it now ^_^

  • Stefie
    August 24, 2012

    So simple — love it! Thanks again for the shout-out!

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