Sea Urchin Uni Butter from Strip House


  • 10 ounces uni filet (one flat)
  • 1 pound of unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbs minced chives
  • Pinch of ground black pepper


  1. 1

    Using a rubber spatula, pass the raw uni through a fine mesh tami, making a purée.

  2. 2

    Reserve chilled.

  3. 3

    Whip butter in a Kitchen Aid mixer until soft and lightly whipped.

  4. 4

    Fold in the uni purée and gently mix. Scrape the sides of bowl throughout to ensure that all butter is incorporated into uni.

  5. 5

    While still mixing, add lemon juice, salt and pepper. Once these ingredients are combined, add chives.

  6. 6

    Remove from mixer and onto work space. Roll the uni butter carefully into a log. Refrigerate.

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