How to Devein Shrimp

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Jim Davis for Harris Teeter shows us how to devein a shrimp.

    Jim Davis: Hi! Chef Jim Davis here for Harris Teeter. I am going to show now how to devein a shrimp.

    Usually, we have to first peel them, and we will start that by peeling off, starting with the legs and pulling off a segment, and going all the way down to the tail show. You want to leave the tail show on like that. This is a perfectly peeled shrimp.

    To remove the vein, we are going to take our pairing knife and just make a small cut around the back of the shrimp and expose this little black thing. And here, and I use a skewer to get down in, to take that out. So then, now I have got my shrimp deveined. That's how you devein a shrimp.

    I am going to show you next how to butterfly a shrimp.

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