shako

Definitions

Food

  • A giant clam, Hippopus hippopus, to 1 m high. The flesh near the shell is the most flavoursome and the adductor muscle is dried and used as a flavouring or in other dishes.
  • The mantis shrimp, Oratosquilla oratorio, which grows to 15 cm long. When boiled, and removed from its shell with some difficulty, it has a purplish skin and white flesh. Used as a topping for nigiri-zushi or for tempura.
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