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Old 11-29-2015, 07:02 AM
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I'm new too cooking fresh shrimp. A lady friend picked up some shrimp called "reds" last weekend. She removed head then tossed them into simmering water for several minutes. We pulled legs off and removed shells. Delicious! Counter guy at Billy's seafood says he never deveins his.

So, my question is, do you devein or not? All the time or just certain size or situations?

For those that insist on deveining, how do you do it?
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Old 11-29-2015, 07:07 AM
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All depends on what I am making however I almost always devein.

Get a deveiner and its a breeze...



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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
All depends on what I am making however I almost always devein.

Get a diviner and its a breeze...



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or use a fork if you don't have one of those

I devein when frying/sauteeing...never when boiling
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Originally Posted by schoolsout1 View Post
or use a fork if you don't have one of those

I devein when frying/sauteeing...never when boiling
That sums up my approach also, and the larger shrimp say 6-8 count and larger its helps cook them faster so you do not over cook them.

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It kinda comes down to "you're willing to eat poop, or you're not" doesn't it?
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
It kinda comes down to "you're willing to eat poop, or you're not" doesn't it?
All depends on if it has had the crap boiled out of it or not!


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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
All depends on what I am making however I almost always devein.

Get a deveiner and its a breeze...



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Always!
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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
All depends on if it has had the crap boiled out of it or not!


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Boiled poop is still poop.
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Reds are a deep-water shrimp and do not need to be cleaned. Gulf or bay shrimp usually do.
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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
All depends on what I am making however I almost always devein. Get a deveiner and its a breeze... John

I have one made out of wood, works awesome.

Or in a pinch I can use a paring knife
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Originally Posted by schoolsout1 View Post
or use a fork if you don't have one of those

I devein when frying/sauteeing...never when boiling
Curious why you decide to devein based on how it will be cooked?
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If they are full of shit, devein. If they are clean no. You can easily tell.
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Boiled shrimp go into the pot heads, shell.
Saute shrimp get shelled and deveined, butterflied.
Fried shrimp gets shelled and deveined, butterflied.
Barbequed shrimp keeps the head and shells.

When shrimping with the f-I-L I would cook the shrimp in shell with F-I-L bic lighter between drags. I got chewed out allot for emptying all his lighters.
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Watched some show on shrimp processing. They had a round metal peeler on the thumb for the shells, then a paring knife to devein. Lastly, they used tweezers to pull out the whole tract.

Of course they were quick about it.
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I hear with gulf shrimp you can just throw them in the pan, they produce their own oil.
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Originally Posted by Bugbuster View Post
I hear with gulf shrimp you can just throw them in the pan, they produce their own oil.
Lol regular or high test??
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Originally Posted by alligatorgar View Post
Boiled shrimp go into the pot heads, shell.
Saute shrimp get shelled and deveined, butterflied.
Fried shrimp gets shelled and deveined, butterflied.
Barbequed shrimp keeps the head and shells.

When shrimping with the f-I-L I would cook the shrimp in shell with F-I-L bic lighter between drags. I got chewed out allot for emptying all his lighters.
I use propane torch for tuna.
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i'm lazy, buy them peeled and deveined
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After de-veining for a few years and seeing how much poop comes out of some of them,
you'll want to de vein all your shrimp.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but Vein is on the underside and poop is on the back........Correct? it's a two stage process!
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