How to Open and Remove
Roe From a Sea Urchin
By Renee Shelton
a thick glove or holding a thick towel to protect hands from the sea
urchin spines, hold the sea urchin with the mouth side up.
kitchen scissors, cut around the mouth to remove shell top, and discard.
spoon away viscera, or gently shake and invert to empty viscera.
orange roe remains in the bottom of the shell and is ready for service.
This roe is usually in a star shape (see picture below as an example).
Sea Urchin Roe - Image above courtesy Wikimedia Commons, USER: Marco Busdraghi, through a Creative Commons License.
Shelton is the owner of this site, runs the fishing chef blog, and is the Fishing Editor for the 2nd largest women's website on the internet, BellaOnline.com. Keep up with her at her blog Sand and Succotash. Her book Basic Fish Cooking Methods: A No Frills Guide for Preparing Fresh Fish is available on Amazon.
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