Recipe courtesy of Todd English

Sea Urchin Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
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2 tablespoons shallots, minced (about 2)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon (pinch) crushed hot pepper flakes

1 teaspoon of dry oregano

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup of sweet vermouth (you may use white wine instead)

1/2 cup chicken stock

4 ounces sea urchin (12 to 18 whole urchins)

1/2 cup butter, cut into chunks

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

1/2 pound shucked and cooked lobster meat


  1. In a 9-inch saute pan over medium-high heat sweat shallots, garlic, hot pepper and oregano in the olive oil. About 2 minutes, until limp. Add vermouth and chicken stock, reduce this by half. Add sea urchin, cooking for 30 seconds. Whisk in butter, chunk at a time, breaking up urchins as you mix. Add parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Add lobster at the last minute. Toss in sauce, and the pour over spaghetti. Toss with spaghetti. Pasta: Use same dough as for tortelli-cut as spaghetti.