Rika's TOKYO CUISINE: Uni Dishes in Two Ways
Learn about easy, delicious and healthy cooking with Chef Rika! Featured recipes: (1) Uni Sushi Cocktail (2) Scallops with Uni, Butter and Soy Sauce.

(1) Uni Sushi Cocktail

Ingredients (Serves 6)
300 g cooked rice
40 g Uni (sea urchin)
1/2 cucumber
Wasabi paste
1 tsp olive oil
A pinch of salt

For sushi vinegar:
3 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp rice vinegar

Recipe
1. Place freshly cooked rice into a wooden Handai or sushi tub.
2. Drizzle the sushi vinegar (salt, sugar and rice vinegar) over the rice and mix. Cool with a fan.
3. Dice the cucumbers and lay them in the bottom of the cocktail glasses.
4. Cover with sushi rice and top with Uni and garnish with wasabi. Drizzle with the good quality sea salt and olive oil.

(2) Scallops with Uni, Butter and Soy Sauce

Ingredients (Serves 4)
8 scallops
80 g Uni (sea urchin)
30 g butter
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt
Soy sauce
Shiso leaves
Salmon roe (Ikura)

Recipe
1. Sprinkle salt over sashimi quality scallops before cooking.
2. Preheat the pan, melt the butter and add the scallops.
3. Fry 10 seconds per side and plate.
4. Top with Uni and garnish with shredded shiso leaves. Season with salt, olive oil and soy sauce.