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What Is Uni?

Whether on pork belly or in pasta or on a light salad, uni can add umami and richness to a variety of dishes.
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Uni used to be mostly confined to the corners of sushi menus, but lately it is having a resurgence across all cuisines. Whether on pork belly or in pasta or on a light salad, uni can add umami and richness to a variety of dishes.

But for the uninitiated, what exactly is uni? It's really just another word for sea urchin, but its ubiquitous nature within Japanese cuisine has led to it often showing up on menus as uni. To get the scoop on American uni, how to buy it and a recipe, we went to Louro, where Chef David Santos teaches everything you need to know to get started on your own.

Watch the video above to learn all about uni!

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