I still can hardly believe it…..
Today, is our 2 year Blogoversary! And on 11.11.11 to boot!
Over the past two years, I have loved this space that has allowed me to share my voice and Foodventures with you. But above all, I am so thankful for the overwhelming encouragement and support I have received from my family, friends, and the fabulous food community. Awww shucks gang….y’all are awesome.
By the way….stay tuned next week for a pretty neato giveaway I’ll be hosting to show my appreciation
In honor of our 2 year Blogoversary, I wanted to indulge and use one my favorite things in a decadent pasta—UNI! And what better way to celebrate, right?
The super unctuous texture of the uni with its fresh sea flavor is the perfect pairing with linguine. Of course you could use any long strand pasta you choose but I like the slightly thick noodle so that it can hold more of the rich sauce. Sooo good! And you know what’s even better? This delicious pasta can be done in 15 minutes! Perfect if you need to make an impressive dish but not have a lot of time.
But be warned…this pasta is not for the faint of the heart. It’s the real–super rich–super decadent deal!
And with that Dear Friends….here’s to many, MANY more years of Foodventures together!
Uni (Sea Urchin) Pasta
¼ pound dried linguine, or pasta of your choice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
¼ teaspoon red chili flakes
¼ cup heavy cream
5 ounces fresh uni (or one tray)
1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely diced
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
seasoned Nori (seaweed), chiffonade
kosher salt and white ppper
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook the pasta to al dente.
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the olive oil and butter together. Add garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add in chili flakes and heavy cream. Bring to a slight slimmer and add all but 4 pieces of the uni.
Remove from heat and whisk items together until the uni has broken down into the sauce. Toss in the cooked pasta until the noodles have been evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper.
Plate the pasta and place the remaining whole uni segments on top. Sprinkle the tops with chives, sesame seeds, and nori. Serve immediately.