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Sea Urchin Sashimi

Had I had tried Sea Urchin before then it would have been at Le Bernardin or The Willows Inn — but surely I’d have remembered the experience. Anyway, recently I tried Sea Urchin at a Japanese restaurant and it was one of the most compelling flavours I’ve had in several years. I can’t describe it but others…

New Zealand Mussels

On the lookout to bulk up my proposed spaghetti marinara I chanced upon New Zealand Greenshell Mussels in my crappy major chain supermarket. Wow! Unlike the miserable looking packs of cheaper vacuum packed mussels from China, these actually looked inviting and cooked up very nicely despite being frozen on the shell. They weren’t sinewy, they had much “melt-in-the-mouth” flesh and…