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Amaebi Recipe (Tender-Juicy)

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  • Author: Hazel Roddy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


In Japanese, amaebi means “sweet shrimp.” It’s one of the most popular dishes among sushi enthusiasts. Amaebi is frequently served raw in the form of amaebi sashimi, amaebi sushi, or amaebi nigiri.


  • 1 oz Amaebi (sweet shrimp)

Optional for Serving

  • wasabi
  • pickled gingersoy sauce


Prepare Amaebi:

  1. If your shrimp are frozen, defrost them first.
  2. Grab the body with one hand and pinch the head with the other’s thumb and index finger.
  3. To remove the head, twist the shrimp’s body. Then, gently remove the shell from around the body, leaving the last piece of shell attached to the tail. The tail is usually left as a lovely decoration.
  4. Thoroughly rinse the shrimp. Cut the body open from the back (or belly side), but do not cut all the way through to the other side. Take out the entrails.

Prepare Amaebi Sashimi:

  1. Prepare a bowl of hot and cold water.
  2. For a few seconds, dip the prepared amaebi shrimp into the hot water.
  3. Then immediately plunge the shrimp into the iced water.
  4. Using paper towels, pat them dry.
  5. Place them on a plate. (Optional: Deep fry the head and display it alongside the amaebi as a decoration.)



  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: None
  • Cuisine: Japanese


  • Serving Size: 2 servings
  • Calories: 14kcal
  • Sodium: 110mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 36mg

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