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A recipe for Scallop and Uni Crudo. Scallops, uni, radishes, tobiko, seranno peppers, micro red amaranth, all ingredients for Scallop and Uni Crudo. Scallop and Uni Crudo recipe. Hi Guys! Today we have a bit of a treat for you all…well, a totally different kind of treat than the one we had on Tuesday. We have a scallop and uni crudo for you today! I know this isn’t for everyone, BUT for those of you who love this kind of stuff, (like me!) I wanted to show you how easy it is to make at home.

It’s always fun to make a “fancy” dish like this at home to impress your guests with, and it really does take no time at all. A couple tips for preparing this dish is to semi-freeze the scallops for about 30 minutes. This will make them much easier to thinly slice. Also, you want to very gently and carefully handle the uni and avoid handling it too much. I usually use a pair of chopsticks to pick them up as they “bruise” (get gross and gunky) easily. The same goes for the tobiko….handle with care! I went with the light colored tobiko (the one infused with yuzu) because I like the color of it. Feel free to go with the color of your choice. I like tobiko though over other roe, like salmon, bc they’re really small/fine and I like the variety of colors they come in (black-squid ink, light orange-yuzu, green- wasabi). Finally, garnish with ingredients of your choice! I like using radishes and micro amaranth for the slight bitter taste (which is great with the fresh seafood and briny sauce) and the Serrano for heat, obvi. Feel free to go with the flavors and garnishes of your choice!  Give your crudo a light drizzle of olive oil before serving; the quality of oil is important here and sort of brings the whole dish together.

In an upscale/fine dining establishment you can probably find this dish running anywhere from 12.95-16.95 (serves 1-2),  while you can probably make this dish at home for about the same price, but serve 5 to 6 people! What a great way to save money AND impress your guests, right?! We’re in the thick of summer and dishes like this will keep you feeling refreshed and satisfied! Enjoy!
xx Jenny

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Scallop and Uni Crudo
Serves 2

Miso-yogurt sauce:
2 tablespoons yellow-miso
2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 sea scallops, thinly sliced
1/2 ounce uni (sea urchin)
tobiko (of your choice)
thinly sliced radishes
thinly sliced Serrano peppers
micro red amaranth or micro greens
high quality extra virgin olive oil

1. Place miso, yogurt, lemon juice, sesame oil, salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl and whisk together.
2. To assemble: Scoop a small amount of the sauce onto one end of a plate and drag across to the other end. Top sauce with a piece of scallop followed by uni and repeat until 1 scallop has been used. Repeat on another plate with the remaining sauce, scallop and uni. Top each crudo with a small amount of tobiko and arrange radishes, serranos and micro amaranth around. Finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and serve.

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    Your radishes are so paper thin and gorgeous and so is everything. You could get a side job working as a sushi chef! :)

  2. Eileen Not Specified Not Specified

    This definitely does fall under the “most impressive home food ever” category! It sounds amazing–and not as intimidating as I would have thought. :)

  3. Diane, A Broad Not Specified Not Specified

    How gorgeous! I’ve always loved your photography and design aesthetic, but this really takes the cake. I admit, I’m a bit intimidated by this recipe… but next time I need to impress dinner guests, this is definitely the recipe I’m pulling out.

  4. Linda Not Specified Not Specified

    That looks so incredibly tasty. So jealous, love, love, love uni. Wish I could find some fresh uni here on the east coast.

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Do you have Asian/Korean markets around you? I love getting my seafood and produce specifically from those markets. Super fresh product and great prices. Over here, I found 1 mini pack of uni (enough for roughly 5 servings) for 5.99! I would look into Asian markets if you haven’t already!

  5. Mary Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh come on!!! Gorgeous and looks so delish!!! Where do you come up with these fabulous dishes? Well done!

  6. Jee Not Specified Not Specified


    This looks so good I want to cry.

  7. Catherine Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow, that is simply stunning, I’m not sure if I could even bring myself to destroy that piece of art and eat it!?

  8. Marina Not Specified Not Specified

    I love uni and raw scallops. That dish is simple (appearing – I’ve never prepared uni) and beautiful. I especially love the uni at the bottom that looks like a little tongue.

  9. Ashley Not Specified Not Specified

    Seafood is not an easy thing to photograph. You ladies do it well! Have a great weekend.

  10. stephanie Not Specified Not Specified

    the letters in the first image look like radish slices themselves … too clever!

    and now i’m craving crudo =)

  11. betronica Not Specified Not Specified

    Beautiful food styling. Modern, colourful and delicious. I love the tiny serranos and the amaranth.

  12. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet Not Specified Not Specified

    Let me just remain speechless and stare at the photos….

  13. sushiqueen Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks so delicios, and uni looks so fresh and really good quality!

  14. TFB Not Specified Not Specified

    This is so original and fun! xx

  15. erin @WELLinLA Not Specified Not Specified

    Yum… those are the only words I can form.

  16. Jen @ Savory Simple Not Specified Not Specified

    Everything about this is lovely. The photos, the recipe… I love it!

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  18. kale Not Specified Not Specified

    Impressive indeed! It looks like a gorgeous edible painting.

  19. jeri Not Specified Not Specified

    Because I love your blog, I need to share a video on YouTube called “Julia Child Remix.” I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It’s brilliant. Happy 100th, Julia.

  20. joey Not Specified Not Specified

    It looks like a painting! And yes, I love *this kind of stuff* :) I want some right now!

  21. TheFoodieChef Not Specified Not Specified

    These pics are amazing! I especially love the gif pics, very clever!

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  23. Veronica Ramos Not Specified Not Specified

    beautiful plates. from where?

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