- 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?
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.
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.