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Old 09-17-2006, 10:11 AM   #11
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Thanks a lot everyone for your swift replies.
I'll put my CC in a safe place take a few euro in the wallet and go visit some kitchen appliances stores. I like your gadget fryboy, but the shipping prices of the site are a bit hefty for a 5$ tool.

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Old 09-17-2006, 10:15 AM   #12
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@ halfbaked:

(taken from http://www.bblackandsons.com/store/product4.html)

A seam ripper. You stick it inbetween two stitched pieces of fabric, and the sharp bit between the teeth cuts the yarns without damaging the fabrics.
Not that i'm into sewing, but my mom was a seemstress in her young and innocent years

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Old 09-17-2006, 11:00 AM   #13
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You all would be very surprised at how many restaurants don't devein shrimp -- especially if they aren't peeling them.
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Old 09-17-2006, 11:50 AM   #14
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You could get me in a lot of trouble with my good wife Hades.

You're right June, I peel my shrimp green [raw] for cutlets. Pinch the top part of the head upwards, then pinch the legs downwards and the stomach ball usually remains on the body, pull that and the poop track usually comes with it. If not, I don't bother unless it's full. The realy dark soft heavy vein in some shrimp means it's a female and that's the row which will go pink when cooked. I don't butterfly our shrimp.
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Old 09-17-2006, 03:47 PM   #15
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Here is a trick that I saw once for removing the sand vein and leaving the shell intact. Work a toothpick, or some other small pointed skewer type object, between a couple of the rings of shell just below the vein and about in the middle of the length of the shrimp ... gently lift up until it pulls through the back of the shrimp - this should pull the sand vein up where you grab it with your fingers and pull it out in one piece. I tried it on a few shrimp and it worked just like on TV!
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Old 09-17-2006, 07:31 PM   #16
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toothpicks work well. thanks mifwt, i was just pondering how to decribe doing it, but i see you've done the job succinctly.
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Old 09-17-2006, 07:35 PM   #17
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The seam ripper looks like it would really work well, too. Thanks Hades.
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Old 09-17-2006, 07:41 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by FryBoy
Holy mackerel, Clive! That's over 1/4 pound each! You sure those aren't lobsters?
Yep. I didn't believe it either, but it's a Wholesaler I use from time to time.
I bought a kilo just to see.

Bloody things growled at me when I took them out of the packet...

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