Eating sea urchins is eating local and seasonal products. It is considered a delicacy with a marine flavor and the best time to taste it is between the months of January and March. Here we explain some curiosities about sea urchins.
How do you fish?
There is only one type of fishing allowed; underwater lung diving with the help of a special capture tool and complying with the restrictions that guarantee its continuity.
How do they open?
If you are one of those who do not buy at the fish market because it is difficult to open them, we have good news for you; you need a rag and strong scissors. It opens in the middle, but horizontally, never vertically. You have to put the scissors in the mouth of the hedgehog and carefully cut around the circumference.
Once opened, you take out the tongues that it has, which are five with a teaspoon very delicately. Sea urchins have been one of the fishermen's snacks, accompanied by peasant bread, a good cut of red sausage and a glass of wine.
Great nutritional properties
Sea urchins are usually eaten raw and shortly after being removed from sea water. What makes conserving all its nutritional and organoleptic properties. Its main component is water, so it has very few calories and is very rich in protein, vitamins A and B12, iron, phosphorus, sodium and zinc.