27 OKU-DAISEN

2013.11.13

Mosa Ebi Shrimp - Rare dainty that you can only taste locally in Tottori Prefecture

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People of Tottori Prefecture call black small shrimp "mosa ebi shrimp". Around the months of September to May, fishermen land a catch of mosa ebi shrimp along with catches of flathead flounders and sailfin sandfish using offshore fishing by trawlers. Mosa ebi shrimp has a pleasant elastic texture with a delightful flavor, which has been known to be more delicious than ama ebi shrimp (deep-water shrimp). However, since the freshness of mosa ebi shrimp deteriorates fairly quickly, it is difficult to make shipment to remote locations, making it a rare dainty that is only available to taste locally in Tottori Prefecture. Sashimi, grilled and boiled mosa ebi shrimps are among the popular dishes and mosa ebi shrimps are also featured as a feast for spring festivals in Tottori Prefecture.

At Kyukamura OKU-DAISEN, Japanese shrimp crackers sealed with delectable goodness of mosa ebi shrimp in whole are sold at stores.

Mosa ebi shrimp crackers: Price: 1,260 yen, Contents: 20 crackers per box
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地元でしか味わえない幻の逸品「もさえび」

鳥取県ではクロザコエビのことを「もさえび」と称し、9月~5月に沖合底びき網漁で、赤がれいやハタハタと一緒に水揚げされます。弾力のある食感や旨味が強く、味は甘エビ以上ですが、鮮度劣化が早いため遠隔地への出荷は難しく地元でしか味わえない幻のエビです。刺身はもちろん、焼き物、煮物などいろいろな料理があり、鳥取県では春祭りのご馳走として登場します。休暇村奥大山では、もさえびの旨みを丸ごと煎餅にした「もさえび煎餅」を売店で販売中。

もさえび煎餅: 1箱20枚入り1,260円