Sea urchins are echinoderms, a group of animals that also includes sea stars, sea cucumbers, brittle stars and crinoids.
British Columbia Sea Urchin is an intimidating looking shellfish that is covered in sharp spines and a hard shell, which makes it look inedible. However, once you crack it open you will discover inside a treasure trove of flavour and protein. Enjoy the five gold coloured roe or gonads of the Sea Urchin hidden inside.
With a delicate, almost sweet flavour and an incredible creamy texture, British Columbia Sea Urchin is some of the finest caviar in the world today.
When eaten fresh, the roe feels slightly firm against your tongue but melts like butter within seconds, much like oysters without the briny, salty intensity.