Monday, November 11, 2013

How to Easily Peel and Devein Shrimps



How to Easily Peel and Devein Shrimps

My family loves shrimps, especially the Kiddos.  So, I prepare them quite often.  Today, I want to share with you on How to Easily Peel and Devein Shrimp.  I know peeled shrimps are widely available in market these days.  But I often found that the whole/unpeel ones are usually more fresh and cheaper. 

Here’s what you need to do (see picture below).  First, separate the head from the body by snapping off the head.  Do NOT throw away the heads.  You paid for them already (unless you get those without heads) and they are the key ingredient in making flavorful seafood stocks.

How to Easily Peel and Devein Shrimps

With a pair of small kitchen scissors, cut along the shell on the back of the shrimp, starting from the head side toward the tail.

How to Easily Peel and Devein Shrimps

You’ll be able to easily open the shells.  Again, you can save the shells along with the shrimp heads for your seafood stock.  This shrimp (see picture below) is particularly clean.

How to Easily Peel and Devein Shrimps

The shells can be easily peeled off at this point.  You can peel the whole shell off, or leave the tails on, depending on what your recipe calls for.

How to Easily Peel and Devein Shrimps

If you spotted the vein (see picture below), gently pull it out with your fingers.  Trust me, you do NOT want to eat the veins in your shrimps.  The veins are actually the digestive tracks of the shrimps.  I bet you've got the picture by now, if you haven’t already known that.

How to Easily Peel and Devein Shrimps

Last but not least, give the shrimps a quick rinse and they are ready to go.  I hope you enjoy today’s tutorial and tips.  Stay tuned for some yummy shrimp recipes in the near future.

How to Easily Peel and Devein Shrimps

26 comments:

  1. Thank you for the tips. Your instruction is clear, easy to understand. Thank you so much.

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  2. Great tips and I'm looking forward to those shrimp recipes! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  3. Somehow I do not like cleaning shrimp…unfortunately we have to deal with it once in a while…
    Thanks for the tutorial Amy, very helpful.
    Have a wonderful week and yes, I am back :D

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  4. Thanks for the tips, Amy.
    Have a great day!

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  5. I really dislike seeing veins in cooked shrimps and I have to remove the veins before I remove the veins. I really hope those cooking shrimps would read this post and learn how to devein the shrimps before cooking and serving them.

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  6. Those are some really nice shrimp. Did you buy those at a market?

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  7. such a useful post :) and that shrimp makes me hungry to cook and eat

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  8. Those are gorgeous..(I hate deveining frozen shrimp:) ) These fresh shrimp are so cute!

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  9. I find peeling shrimp sort of meditative...but sometimes, leaving the shell on is yummy!

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  10. Nice tricks, i just let my helper know about it...hehehe

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  11. Thank you so much for your post: very interesting and useful.
    Regards and good week.

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  12. HI Amy, this is such a great post, its so helpful to everyone and we love the photos too.

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  13. Omggg, a nice post. I've never deveined shrimp ever.
    Growing up dad did it and now hubby helps, I have to learn how to do it.

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  14. Great tutorial! I love to make a stock out of shrimp heads and shells. I always devein shrimp, although I read somewhere they safe to eat even if you don't do this, as long as they're properly cooked. Sounds kinda gross, though.

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  15. clearly explained steps and a real useful tutorial...thanks for sharing :-)

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  16. Good job, Amy. had to do this recently when my in laws brought us some that weren't deveined!

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  17. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I had to do this this past summer. Peeling was not difficult but I didn't like the deveining part! Hopefully I will do a better job next time. :)

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  18. Those are some solid tips, thanks for sharing!

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  19. What a great tutorial! Your pictures help so much. I will be brave and follow your instructions. Thank you!

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  20. Hi Amy, great posting. It help a lots to those who just learn how to cook. great pictures.

    Sorry I'm late in commenting. Best regards.

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  21. Amy,
    I think I shall have Mr. Liverpool clean the shrimp!!

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  22. What a great tutorial!! I, too, love shrimp but I have been lazy lately so I haven't cooked shrimp in a while. Your tutorial just makes me want to cook up a shrimp feast again. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. i won't eat shrimp unless they are deveined! i always ask at restaurants, haha

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