sea urchin soup. rock shrimp, lobster stock foam, local sea urchin (Palos Verdes)
sea urchin risotto fried balls…topped with sea urchin. The creaminess needs to be tasted and felt. With UNI, you can’t skimp, otherwise you are wasting your time.
Octopus Selfie. caught this guy. he only had 6 full legs and 2 stubs, caught and released… but not before he sprayed ink all over the ocean and the boat.
did a suicide run over to catalina island, with fog so thick you could barely see twenty feet in front along the whole LA–> Catalina crossing. Needless to say it took a while to get over (9pm launch, 1am arrival). We hit the first spot where I grabbed 5 lobster and moved to the[…]
A bitter lady walked by as I was waiting for my charcoal to light and said, pointing at the sky, “The Police Helicopter is coming after you.” ORLY? LOL. Seriously? She just be jealous of fresh spiny lobster, split, grilled simply over Binchotan Charcoal grill, overlooking the ocean. The colors of NomNom When people are[…]
ABALONE SASHIMI in a few steps. After driving a million miles and diving with the great white sharks… assuming you were successful and your limbs are somewhat in tact… take it out of the shell with a rice spoon or similar… […]
I’m pretty blessed to be part of this crew, (read part 1 here) and to be helping this amazing organization St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. http://stvincentmow.org/ Voltaggio won top chef season 6. Ray Garcia won the Cochon competition for pig. Neal Fraser is an LA Standout chef. All the others are legit with some of the top restaurants in the city (God forbid…not NYC but…) #LA #westsiiiiiiide
ME? I’m just a neanderthal m-fer. Come join. The format is: each chefs gets a table. Each of the chefs will be donating all the food and their time to make a picnic for the 30-35 guests who join in their table. The ticket sales go to help feed the seniors/meals on wheels :). So it’s a great cause and we’re all in this together. […]
a few screencaps from a Sea urchin/Uni video. low res since they’re screengrabs… crevice with urchins in them got the big one on the very left 🙂
Totally missed the SoCAL weather and nice beaches on my trip to Northern California for Wild Turkeys and Dungeness Crab. Palos Verdes has a nice number of sea urchins and for more information on which ones are good….click HERE for a conversation with Urchin Diver Rene Rojas. the trail is not so slippery as others but,[…]
The way to catch rock scallops is to find them and pry them off a rock, quite simply. The depths range from 5 feet deep to sometimes we pry them off of some good spots freediving at 75 + feet, which makes for a very good workout. These areas have little pressure and large scallops.[…]