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Some Home Cooks Are Cracking Open Their Own Sea Urchin

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The briny, creamy gonads inside a red sea urchin harvested from Santa Barbara. (Courtesy of Brenda Ton)
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Some of the most revered sea urchin comes from Santa Barbara, but with high end restaurants shut down, the fishermen who harvest and rely on them for income are having to get creative.

They're turning to selling direct to the consumer – home cooks who are itching to get their teeth into those briny, creamy, yellow gonads.

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