Sashimi of “Botan-Ebi” shrimp

“Botan-Ebi” is a Japan specialty species of family Pandalidae.

I love the sweet and fine texture of “Botan-Ebi” shrimp.

Sashimi of "Botan-Ebi" shrimp
The roe like beautiful emerald green beads are edible.
This color is derived from the” hemocyanin” in the blood, which is a respiratory pigment including copper.
Botan-Ebi, Pandalidae, Pandalus nipponensis
Botan-Ebi, Pandalidae, Pandalus nipponensis
“Botan-Ebi” is protandrous, so it is sex-reversing from male to female, after the mature.
Therefore large ones are all female.
Botan-Ebi, Pandalidae, Pandalus nipponensis
Botan-Ebi, Pandalidae, Pandalus nipponensis
Botan-Ebi, Pandalidae, Pandalus nipponensis

・Botan-Ebi
is a Japan specialty species of  family Pandalidae, Pandalus nipponensis.  牡丹海老 also 牡丹蝦(ぼたんえび) literally “moutan shrimp”