Pile of raw shrimp on ice
The Simple Method Pro Chefs Use To Devein Shrimp Faster
Deveining shrimp is a troublesome task that can slow down prep, but you can actually do this much faster using kitchen shears. First, hold the shrimp under a stream of cold water.
Make a shallow cut along the back using your kitchen shears, which will expose the vein. From there, the water pressure will help lift and rinse the entire intestinal tract away.
Shears can easily open the shrimp and this will save you the time and effort it takes to pull out the vein. Plus, the method washes away any vein, dirt, and loose shell fragments.
No matter what you use them for, deveined shrimp offer a clean, sweet flavor and tender bite that will take your dishes to new heights.