Deveining: Although not necessary, some prefer their shrimp deveined. We recommend investing in a handy shrimp cleaner tool – an indispensable kitchen gadget that splits the shell and removes the vein in one motion!
So now, I generally opt for the lazy-man’s route at home, and buy it ready-to-cook. However, when I was sent a 5-pound bag of beautiful, HUGE shrimp for the , they were shell-on. Luckily, it also came with a sweet shrimp cleaning tool, which I’ve become very close friends with over the past few months. I vowed to use up all 5 pounds of that shrimp before it got all freezer-burned and gross, and by golly, I did! I was a peeling and deveining maniac for a few months there, and I’m a better person for it. I guess.