When it comes to seafood, shrimp is often the favorite. Learn how to clean and de-vein shrimp with the help of an expert in this free cooking video.
I'm going to show you how to make Greek shrimp with Mediterranean salad. I'm going to show you how to clean and devein shrimp. I usually get shrimp in the shell with the legs and tail on the tail is useful in plating the shrimp and sometimes you definitely want the tail like if you're using shrimp cocktail. This is a beautiful wild American shrimp it taste better it taste more like shrimp than the farmed versions of shrimp. Although that is sometimes you can get but if possible you want to get wild American shrimp and that is what this is, this is from Louisiana. What I'm going to do is take my shrimp and lay it on my cutting board and I will first take off the legs, you pull the legs off the shell should come with it. Sometimes you want to cook shrimp in their shell but this is not one of those times because the shrimp will be served in a sauce. You don't want to have to pull the shrimp out of the sauce to eat it, to take the shell off and eat it. So I'm taking the legs you pull the legs off the shell, it should usually come off like that and then what you want to do. Make a slice with a sharp knife down one side a little to the left or the right of the back of the shrimp. There you see the vein and the vein will usually come out, let's do one more. If you slice directly down the back you are going to slice the vein in half and it's harder to pull out you want it to be close as to one piece as possible. We are going to rinse these shrimps and when we come back we're going to marinate our shrimp.