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California Premium Uni

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Our Price: $11.99

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Uni is one of our more popular products. Please understand that we will out sell quickly, check back 8:00 am PST for updated stock.

Our California Premium uni is a mild yellow color and softer texture than California Gold, with the same great taste and freshness. Our uni is world famous, having been featured in magazines like Vogue and Wolfgang Puck's television show. The sea urchins from which uni come from are hand picked by local divers who deliver it to us fresh daily. We process it within 24 hours, giving it the highest freshness and quality.

Sea Urchins are bottom feeding “echinoderms” that are found in every ocean around the world. The urchins that we process, Strongylocentrotus franciscanus range from dark blackish purple to red in color. They are covered with short to long spines. The diameter of the shell can get up to 6 inches. The average weight of a sea urchin is one pound. California Sea Urchins are found off the coast usually in about 50 feet of water in kelp beds.

Sea Urchins are harvested for their internal roe—“uni” in Japanese—that is considered an aphrodisiac in some cultures. Uni is known as a delicacy in Japan and sushi bars worldwide because of its sweet flavor and succulent texture that melts in your mouth. The exact technique of processing uni is a trade secret that has been perfected over the last 20 years by Catalina Offshore Products. In fact, the business started with owner Dave Rudie diving for sea urchins & seaweed. Sushi bars from across the country know that the best uni sushi comes from Southern California, and Catalina Offshore Products. We keep our product in coolers that are maintained at 32 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit until it is packed and shipped daily. We pack in insulated containers with gel-ice for the best quality. Wooden trays house the strips of uni for a traditional Japanese presentation.

Uni Grades: The gold and premium grades of uni are always fresh, and the vana is frozen unless otherwise requested to be fresh. All uni tastes good and can be eaten raw.

California Gold: Bright yellow/orange, firm texture (formerly A-Grade)

California Premium: Mild yellow color, softer pieces (formerly B-Grade)

Vana: Dark color, melting soft, also known as Vana (formerly C-Grade)

Our fresh and live seafood products are as fresh as you can get because we purchase directly from reputable fishermen in California and Baja California who take great pride in providing the highest quality seafood. The seafood is caught and immediately iced or brought to our live tanks until you order. We package it with care, keep it cold in insulated boxes and ship it overnight with FedEx so that it reaches your door fresher than the vast majority of most supermarkets and restaurants.

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 39 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Good stuff--ALMOST 5 stars March 7, 2014
Reviewer: Daniel F. from San Francisco, CA United States  
I've gotten some of the best uni I've ever tasted from Catalina OP. Great umami flavor. Only issue is that quality really fluctuates. One 80 g tray had an off bitter after-taste, another was just impeccable. Had this experience with a recent order as well. One tray had plump soft bright yellow uni lobes which were very delicious. Another tray was a mixed bag. 3 lobes were very dark amber color (brownish). Only two of the lobes were bright yellow and good tasting. Will probably order again as the 2-3 good lobes are worth the price!

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Great Stuff July 1, 2013
Reviewer: George Turner from W. Melbourne, FL United States  
I ordered 4 of the Premium and 1 of the Gold.  All 5 were amazing.  I have to say that the Premium is a better bang for your buck.  You can definitely taste a difference between the two, and yes the Gold was superior...but not for the price differential.  I was extremely happy with my purchase.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
ah-mazing! May 13, 2013
Reviewer: Aileen W. from Albuquerque, NM United States  
I've been a loyal customer for years and finally made a stop by the retail store this past weekend.  Picked up a few trays of this uni and it is out of this world good.  I can't imagine a better value anywhere else!  I also loved seeing the facility and was so pleased by the great service.  Thanks!

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Better than gold September 25, 2012
Reviewer: Edgardo Rodriguez from Greenville, TX United States  
I ordered both gold and premium uni and I have to say that the premium was much fresher, better tasting and had better texture than the gold. Best of all it is cheaper!! Will definitely buy again.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Awsone from Hawaii August 18, 2011
Reviewer: Hawaiian Kine... from Kailua, HI United States  
I have to say people, i'm from Hawaii and we have the best! Sushi rest/bars.  I love uni, sweet sushi shrimp and sushi style scallops and this is equal to us! i am so satisfied with my order, the speedy delivery and the quality. I was very surprised!  I didnt think it would come close to Hawaii's Sushi quality seafood!  cant wait to try other items.

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