In my years (couple of dozen) of enjoying sushi & sashimi at a....blue collar level (I simply cannot afford the highest level) I just enjoyed delivery from a new place this evening. I have had shrimp before that was not raw. Poached in a sweet broth, as best I can figure.
Tonight my sashimi deluxe had a raw shrimp in its shell on the plate. By reputation, I trusted the restaurant so freshness was not a concern. The tail pulled right out. It was delicious. But I was left with the question---was the body/head waiting for me to attack it like a crawfish? Suck its little brains out? In my tentative state I gave it a half-assed approach and sort of went in, sort of stayed out. Some of what was in there was similar to undercooked tomalley--a little sweet, a little bitter.
Simple question---was I supposed to eat the tail and move on or was there treasure there that I passed up on?
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