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Morotoge shrimp (Shima ebi)

Morotoge shrimp (Shima ebi)

What is Shimaebi?
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 nigiri sushi ingredient. Its flesh has a well-balanced sweetness and fine flavor.

Scientific name: Pandalus latirostris

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Main production area

Hokkaido Toyama Ishikawa

Famous production area

Mashike

Season

Spring-Summer