Uni, or the edible part of the sea urchin, is already decadent enough as it is. So when Strip House—the Greenwich Village steakhouse where the walls are covered with burlesque photos—goes and butterifies uni, things get pretty crazy.
It's not technically on the menu, but the steak accessory became a trend when the chef John Schenk wanted to serve surf and turf without adding extra protein to the plate. For $4, the side can accompany any Strip House cut of meat.
Taste-wise, it's as decadent as it sounds. Rich, creamy, and sweet, the butter goes atop steak that's already been cooked with a regular, un-uni butter. Get the actual recipe here.
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