Sea Urchin Pasta

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
35 min
Inactive Prep:
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Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced roasted sweet peppers
  • 2 cups roasted cherry tomatoes
  • 20 sea urchin fillets
  • 5 cloves garlic, 2 minced and 3 left whole
  • 2 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 chile de arbol, crushed
  • Basic Pasta Recipe, recipe follows
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1 cup toasted breadcrumbs
BASIC PASTA RECIPE:

Directions

In a blender, puree 1 cup sweet peppers, 1 cup tomatoes, 15 sea urchin fillets, the whole cloves garlic, 1 to 1 1/2 cups extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice to taste. Season with salt and white pepper.

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. At the same time, in a hot pan, add the chile de arbol, the minced garlic, the remaining 1 cup roasted peppers and roasted tomatoes along with some olive oil. Saute over high heat until softened.

Drop the pasta. When