Odori ebi

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Odori ebi (踊り海老/躍り海老?, "dancing shrimp") is a sushi delicacy of Japan, and a form of sashimi. The sushi contains baby shrimp (Pandalus borealis or Marsupenaeus japonicus)[citation needed] that are still alive and able to move its legs and antenna while being eaten. The meal is prepared quickly to keep the shrimp alive, and when it is eaten the shrimp are usually dunked into sake so as to intoxicate the shrimp, then into a special dipping sauce, and finally quickly chewed to kill it.

The shrimp can be served either whole or shelled with the head removed; the head and shell are sometimes quickly deep fried and served on the side.[1]

Consuming uncooked shellfish may be a serious health hazard due to the risk of paragonimiasis.[2]

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  1. ^ "Odori Ebi". Cook's Info. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Paragonimiasis". Center for Global Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 13 October 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 

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