How-to Peel and Devein Shrimp

Start on the underside by head area to remove shell from shrimp. Pull legs and first section of shell to one side. Continue pulling shell up around the top and to other side. Pull off shell by tail if desired.

Remove the black vein running down the back of the shrimp by making a shallow slit with a paring knife along the back from the head area to the tail.

Rinse shrimp under cold water the remove the vein.