Amaebi Sweet Shrimp Sashimi Recipe

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Japan is famous for its delicious and unique seafood recipes, and this one is no different. Amaebi is a mouth-watering northern shrimp that has a special sweet and savory taste. It usually lives in the deep sea, and specifically caught young for the ultimate sweet taste. Of course, no cooking is necessary. The fresh sweet taste is usually enjoyed raw.

The healthy, filled with vitamins and proteins shrimp, is usually served as a sushi, nigiri, or just eaten raw!

Amaebi Sweet Shrimp Sashimi Recipe

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Learn how to enjoy and prepare the fancy and delicious Amaebi one of the most popular dishes among sushi lovers!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 14 kcal


  • 1 oz of Amaebi

Optional for serving

  • Wasabi
  • Pickled ginger
  • Soy sauce


Prepare Amaebi

  • In the case of the frozen shrimp, wait till it defrosts.
  • Start removing the head of the shrimp by holding the head between your thumb and index fingers and twist with a gentle pull to separate it from the body.
  • Remove the shell from the rest of the body but leave the tail intact.
  • After rinsing the shrimp with a sharp knife, cut the back, but not completely and remove the entrails.

For making the Amaebi sashimi

  • Prepare two separate bowls, one containing hot water and another one containing iced water.
  • Place the prepared and cleaned shrimps in the hot bowl for few seconds, then transfer it into the iced one.
  • Dry the shrimps and arrange them into a serving plate. You can also arrange the fried heads beside them.


  • When buying the sweet shrimps, choose the translucent ones, not the pink ones with the curled tails.
  • You can freeze the shrimps for 3 days, if you left them in a container with ice.

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