Spaghetti of Sakura Shrimp and Field Mustard

These pretty shrimp is called “Sakura-Ebi” (Lucensosergia lucens) in Japanese.
It is written “桜海老” in Kanji literally “cherry blossoms shrimp” named by the body color.

Sakura-Ebi, Lucensosergia lucens

They inhabit inhabit deep ocean waters, such as  Suruga Bay of Shizuoka Prefecture, Tokyo Bay of Tokyo, and Sagami Bay of Kanagawa Prefecture.

Sakura-Ebi, Lucensosergia lucens

 

All of the domestic “Sakura-Ebi” are from Suruga Bay.
Because although they live in some deep ocean bay, only 120 fisher-boats of Suruga Bay are granted a fishing right.

And the fishing season is twice a year to protect them.
Spring season is from middle March to early June, Autumn season is from end October to end December.
From 11th June to 30th September is closed.

So “Sakura-Ebi” is  valuable shrimp!

Pretty pink orange of sakura shrimp and vivid green of field mastard.

Nanohana, Field mustard
Sakura-Ebi, Lucensosergia lucens

 

  1. Fry sakura shrimp and field mustard in a frying pan with heated olive oil and garlic.
  2. Pour simmering water of pasta and season with salt and wine.
  3. Add drained pasta in a pan and mix them.

Cooking of Spaghetti of Sakura Shrimp and Field Mustard
Cooking of Spaghetti of Sakura Shrimp and Field Mustard

Sweet and salty delicious shrimp and bittersweet field mustard make me feel the early spring.

Spaghetti of Sakura Shrimp and Field Mustard

・Sakura-Ebi
is a sakura shrimp (Lucensosergia lucens).  桜海老(さくらえび) literally “cherry blossoms shrimp” * 海老 means shrimp.
・Nano-Hana
is a field mustard. 菜の花(なのはな) literally “vegetable flower”