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This is a rødskjell sushi in Norwegian (where I point with the sticks) and translated as redshell sushi in English. I am trying to find what it is. They have used some green to roll it around, it is probably some sea thing. Is it a fish or is it something else?

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    Three "green thing" is almost certainly nori, a dried sea weed product.
    – SAJ14SAJ
    Commented Aug 12, 2013 at 16:06

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According to a few sushi websites, red shell sushi is known as arc shell, akaki or akagai sushi. It is a type of clam that gets its red color from lots of hemoglobin in its flesh.

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And the green stuff is definitely nori.

  • It's also often just called "clam" or "red clam", I think - you'll find a lot more pictures with that particular red+white look if you search for red clam sushi instead.
    – Cascabel
    Commented Aug 12, 2013 at 17:31

It's a type of clam (shellfish) the red bit is the "foot". The strip will be nori as @SAJ14SAJ pointed out.

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