Living on a string of islands, you would think buying local fish would be as easy as catching a wave at the beach. But it turns out only 37 percent of the seafood we consume in Hawaii comes from local fishing businesses. Finding that local fish isn’t always easy. The seafood industry is one of the least transparent subsets of the food industry, and the marketing around it can be confusing. For instance, there might be a big sign in the fish department that says “local fish” when only one type of fish in the counter is local.
Ama ebi is the Japanese word for "sweet shrimp." Some people enjoy these prawns super fresh. When the prawns are live and freshly peeled, they taste almost crunchy. When you let the prawns sit in the fridge overnight, peeled, the sugars in the prawns begin to develop and the prawns because more sweet and the texture becomes sort of "dewy". I wouldn't recommend this recipe for the squeamish.