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Shrimp peeler-deveiner

1 wiener hound Jan 16, 2005 09:13 PM

Other than fingers, toothpicks, and paper towels. Are there any mechanical devices that do an effective job of peeling and deveining of shrimp?

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    Norm Jan 17, 2005 02:16 AM

    I have seen a mechanical shrimp peeler/deveiner called the "Shrimp Butler" on a few web sites. I don't own one so I am not sure how effective it is. FYI, the Shrimp Butler is rated 3 stars (out of 5) on www.Cooking.com and 2 stars (out of 5) on www.Amazon.com.

    Link: http://www.cooking.com/products/shpro...

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    1. re: Norm
      ChefElias Jan 17, 2005 02:30 PM

      I remember Cooks Illustrated did not like the Shrimp Butler at all. They said that a sharp knife is all you need. I agree though I have never tried a shrimp knife.


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      Lanny Jan 17, 2005 09:13 AM

      There's a plastic device (red or white in color), slightly curved & pointed at one end with a 'handle' at the other. From $1.00 to $3.00 retail, depending on merchant. I've used this for a great number of years. Slide the pointed/curved end into shrimp (sans head) and run it along the spine. It 'pushes' the shell off quite neatly. You then pull the tail off.

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        Alan408 Jan 17, 2005 09:41 AM

        I also recommend the "plastic device". I have a couple, larger ones (8-10") seem to work better for me.

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          plum Jan 18, 2005 08:24 AM

          OXO makes an upscale version of this same tool for $5 or so. The cushy handle is useful when my hands are stiff from all the cold water. It does a quite decent job of deveining.

          OXO GoodGrips Shrimp Cleaner

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          GooGLeR Jan 17, 2005 10:05 AM

          Click on link.

          Link: http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/sto...

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