Shrimp are a popular seafood choice because they are affordable, versatile and healthy. However, there is one step in the preparation process that many people find daunting: deveining. This tutorial will show you how to devein shrimp before boiling them, so that you can enjoy this tasty dish without any fuss.
How To Devein Shrimp Before Boiling
When boiling shrimp, the first step is to devein them. This means removing the dark intestinal tract that runs down the back of the shrimp. Deveining is a simple process that can be done with a sharp knife or with kitchen shears. To devein shrimp with a knife, hold the shrimp in one hand and use the other hand to hold the tail. Use a sharp knife to make a shallow cut down the back of the shrimp, being careful not
-A cutting board -A sharp knife -A bowl of cold water -A colander or strainer -A pan for boiling water -Ingredients for shrimp boil (e.g. potatoes, corn, garlic, Old Bay seasoning)
- Rinse the shrimp under cold running water
- Use a paring knife to cut down the back of the shrimp and remove the vein
- If desired, you can also peel off the shell at this time
-If you are going to devein the shrimp before boiling them, it is best to do it while they are still frozen. -Once they are thawed, use a sharp knife to cut down the back of the shrimp. -Then, use your fingers to pull out the black vein that runs down the back of the shrimp. -Finally, rinse the shrimp off under cold water before boiling them.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Happens If You Don’T Devein Shrimp Before Cooking?
If you don’t devein shrimp before cooking, the digestive tract and feces will remain in the shrimp.
Can I Devein Shrimp After Cooking?
Yes, you can devein shrimp after cooking. To devein shrimp, use a sharp paring knife to cut down the back of the shrimp, just above the vein. Remove and discard the vein.
Should You Devein Shrimp Before Boiling?
Yes, you should devein shrimp before boiling because the vein can contain grit and other impurities.
Taking Everything Into Account
To devein shrimp, start by holding the shrimp by the tail and gently pulling the vein out from the back. If the vein is difficult to remove, use a sharp knife to cut it open lengthwise and then remove it. After deveining, rinse the shrimp in cold water and then boil them in salted water for 3-5 minutes or until cooked through.