Shrimp and Pasta

with FŪMI Japanese Sakura Salt





Sakura, or cherry blossoms, are an iconic symbol of spring in Japan. When used as a seasoning, sakura imparts a gentle floral and slightly sweet note, making FŪMI Japanese Sakura Salt an elegant choice for delicate ingredients like shrimp. In this recipe, the sweetness and floral nuances of the sakura salt enhance the natural briny sweetness of the shrimp, creating a harmonious balance of flavors.


  • 12 oz (340g) pasta (like linguine, spaghetti, or angel hair)
  • 1 lb (450g) fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2-3 teaspoons FŪMI Japanese Sakura Salt (adjust according to preference)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (like Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc)
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Optional: Red pepper flakes for a hint of heat
  • Optional: Grated parmesan for garnish


  1. Cook the Pasta: In a large pot of boiling water, cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water, and set aside.
  2. Season the Shrimp: Sprinkle the shrimp with FŪMI Japanese Sakura Salt, ensuring an even coat. The subtle sweetness and floral notes of the sakura will beautifully complement the shrimp's natural flavors.
  3. Sauté the Shrimp: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic (and red pepper flakes if using) and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant. Add the shrimp in a single layer and cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until they turn pink. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Deglaze the Pan: Pour the white wine into the skillet to deglaze, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom. Allow the wine to simmer and reduce by half, about 2 minutes.
  5. Combine Pasta and Shrimp: Return the shrimp back to the skillet. Add the cooked pasta, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Toss everything together, adding the reserved pasta water a little at a time until your desired sauce consistency is achieved.
  6. Serve: Plate the shrimp and pasta, sprinkling with fresh parsley and an extra pinch of FŪMI Japanese Sakura Salt. If desired, finish with a light dusting of grated parmesan.


The delicate sweet floral notes of FŪMI Japanese Sakura Salt pair exquisitely with seafood, particularly shrimp. Shrimp has a natural sweetness, and when combined with the gentle, almost ethereal flavor of sakura, it enhances the shrimp's taste, highlighting its oceanic freshness. This harmonious pairing, brightened with lemon and enhanced with garlic, creates a dish that is both elegant and bursting with nuanced flavors. It's a delightful celebration of both land and sea.

Enjoy your Shrimp and Pasta seasoned with the unique and exquisite flavor of FŪMI Japanese Sakura Salt!