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Ebi Itame

Ebi means Prawns in Japanese. This a very simple and easy to make dish. Goes well with Japanese rice. Or you can just eat them as a snack.

Let us take a look at the recipe of the delicious Ebi Itame.

to make ebi itame

Clean the Prawns, Cut the Paprika's and Crush the garlic.

Cleaning process of Prawns is a time consuming one. If you are in India, typically cleaning process is done when you buy. You should get it cleaned properly and carefully by instructing the person to remove the dark black/brown thread inside the prawns that starts from head to tail.

Photo of Prawns, Cut Paprika's and Crushed Garlic for making Ebi Itame:


Heat oil in a pan. Preferably Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Once oil is hot add the cut paprika's, soy sauce, pepper and fry for about 5 min. Salt you can add as per your taste preference.

Photo of Colored Paprika saute


Take the veggies sauteed in the above step and keep it in a plate.

In the same fry pan, fry the prawns. Add garlic, soy sauce, pepper and salt. Fry for about 5-10 min or until the prawns turn red.


Now, place the sauteed prawns over the veggies (paprika's) in the plate and mix them.


Delicious Ebi Itame is ready to be served. You can remove soy sauce and just keep it with salt and pepper or add any other sauce of your choice. This is a simple and flexible dish as the taste comes from the Prawns and Paprika's.

Photo of Ebi Itame

Popular dish that goes with Ebi Itame:

Ebi Itame is better had by itself or along with Japanese rice.

Other dishes with Prawns as main ingredient:
Prawan fry, Popcorn shrimp

Other names/spelling variations of Ebi Itame:
Shrimp saute, Prawns saute

Leftover tips:
The plate with Ebi Itame gets emptied very fast. If Ebi Itame is left over, you can keep it in fridge and snack them any time of the day.

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