Ishikawa Foods

Amaebi shrimp (Alaskan pink shrimp)

One of the delicacies of Ishikawa Prefecture. The amaebi fishing seasons are from May to June and from September to October. The fresher the shrimp, the more elastic they are. The best way to enjoy fresh amaebi shrimp is to eat them raw as sashimi. Gourmets cannot resist their sweet head. When you eat amaebi with their bluish-green eggs, you can enjoy them as sashimi mixed with the eggs or soak the eggs in soy sauce or salt. Every year from January through May, shrimp pot fishing is carried out at Saikai Port in Noto. Since amaebi are caught alive, you can enjoy the exceptional texture of fresh shrimp. They are sold under the brand name “Noto-toki-ebi.”

Main production areas

Suzu City, Shika Town, Kanazawa City, Kaga City

Best seasons

May to June, September to October