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Morotoge shrimp (Shima ebi) Morotoge shrimp (Shima ebi)

Morotoge shrimp (Shima ebi)

Although its proper name is Morotoge red shrimp, generally called as “shimaebi” due to its red tate-jima (vertical stripe) pattern. Often caught with amaebi (sweet shrimp) and botanebi (botan shrimp), but its fish haul is relatively small. Considered to be an expensive sushi ingredient. Its flesh has a well-balanced sweetness and fine flavor.

Main production area

Hokkaido Toyama Ishikawa

Famous production area

Mashike

Season

Spring-Summer