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Chilean Sea Urchin Omelette Recipe
Chilean Sea Urchin Omelette Recipe

It’s often said that sea urchins are an acquired taste, but this Chilean sea urchin omelette might just change the minds of many skeptics.

How to make a Sea Urchin Omelette?

The sea urchin omelette is a recipe that originated in the south of Chile as a usual preparation after a day of fishing and harvesting, with freshly harvested sea urchins.

Nutritional Information

Category: Appetizers
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 300
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Chilean Sea Urchin Omelette recipe


  • 20 sea urchin tongues
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 tablespoons of sea urchin juice
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium skillet and fry the onion over low heat until it looks shiny and translucent. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, lightly beat the eggs with a whisk, add the reserved onion, sea urchin tongues, two tablespoons of their juice, parsley, salt, and pepper to taste. Mix well and set aside.
  3. In a non-stick skillet, add 2 tablespoons of butter and two tablespoons of oil, heat over medium heat and pour the urchin mixture, spreading it evenly over the entire surface. Cook over medium heat, gently shaking the pan for about 2 to 3 minutes or until the base is firm and golden.
  4. Remove the skillet from the heat, cover with a large plate, and turn the omelette onto the plate. Slide the omelette back into the skillet and cook on the other side until the desired doneness is achieved, avoiding drying it out and keeping the interior still juicy.
  5. Slide the sea urchin omelette onto an extended dish, garnish with chopped cilantro, and optionally top with some fresh sea urchins. Serve immediately.

Tips for preparing Sea Urchin Omelette

Always use fresh products from a known source to ensure the best result in your preparation.

If you want to add an additional layer of flavor to your omelette, incorporate a splash of Chilean pisco in the preparation.

Did you know?

Sea urchins are rich in high-quality proteins, as well as a large number of nutrients such as potassium and iron, which benefit the nervous system and help prevent anemia.


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