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does any body know a trick for cleaning shrimp really quickly?

asked by brandon almost 6 years ago
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added almost 6 years ago

I haven't found the magic wand yet :( However, I find that if I set up a little methodical station it goes quick-ER if not quickly. There are a couple of 1 or 5 minute videos on the web under "How to Clean Shrimp". I usually only remove the top vein. My stations go: One pile of shrimp, one large bowl of water, colander. 1. Go through the whole pile of shrimp, slitting through the back and drop in bowl of water; 2. Remove shell and vein swishing in bowl of water for all shrimp, dropping each in colander; 3. quick rinse. It seem to go faster this way rather than going through the whole process with each shrimp one at a time.

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added almost 6 years ago

I've seen a shrimp peeler and devainer tool somewhere. I'ts something that you feed the shrimp in and crank. Have not used but check it out.
http://www.shrimp-butler...

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added almost 6 years ago

I use a skewer or toothpick to de-vein my shrimp most of the time.I find it slightly faster than normal de-veining. I tried describing it but I guess a youtube video would explain it faster and better.

http://www.youtube.com...

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pierino

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added almost 6 years ago

Place them behind the rear tire of your car and carefully back over them. Remove debris and wash thoroughly. Well, at least it's fast.

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added almost 6 years ago

Pierino's suggestion also works on garlic for those that can't find thier garlic press.

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added almost 6 years ago

Love my shrimp deveiner, looks like this one: http://tinyurl.com/6gf52dn...

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pierino

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added almost 6 years ago

Which leads to the question, "must we really devein our shrimp?" I kind of like cooking them with the head and tail intact. Not much in that sand vein that's going to harm you.

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added almost 6 years ago

As Midge says, use a shrimp deveiner. However, here's a cheaper one for $6, also on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Oxo....

It truly is a magic wand. It makes short work of pulling out the vein along with the shell in one motion.

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added almost 6 years ago

It's time-consuming any way you go about it. Whether or not you strategically place the shrimp behind your tire and then get in the car. There isn't really a quick way about it. You can buy cleaned and deveined shrimp. A little pricier, but if time is short... I also use the Queen's assembly line method mostly, then wipe away the string of crud with a dry paper towel.