Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Buttery Seawater

On Saturday night, Steve and I finally tried Sea rocket Bistro in North Park. Sea Rocket is a farm-to-table restaurant, so everything they feature is locally sourced — my kind of place for sure! We had a great meal — I had the fresh catch pan-seared local yellow tail and Steve had the pork chop, also locally raised. We both had the sautéed greens and smoky mashed potaotes. The addition of a touch of liquid smoke gave the fresh, creamy potatoes a subtle smoky flavor – outstanding! *Mental note to try that at home sometime.

One of the highlights of our evening was one of our appetizers — Fresh Sea Urchin (Uni) from Point Loma. Neither of us had ever tried Sea Urchin before, but were very curious about it. Our waiter described the taste as buttery seawater and told us it would be served in it's shell, spiny exterior still moving a bit because it is so fresh. Our curiosity grew as we awaited the dish.

Much to our delight, it was very light and buttery, just as he had described. Add a new intriguing shellfish to my list of unique foods in the thumbs up column. I'll definitely seek it out again!

1 comment:

Erin said...

WOW! What a fun memory! And the outer shell was still moving a little because it was so fresh??! Sounds exciting to try! :)