Amaebi are cold water shrimp known for their sweet taste. They are the only species of shrimp that are best enjoyed raw, as cooking them will rob them of their sweet taste and creamy texture.
They are served on nigiri-sushi, or fingers of sushi rice, and often accompanied by their fried shells and heads.
Nutritionally, Amaebi are a solid choice. Amaebi are loaded with lean protein, with a low fat content and an estimated 60 calories.