Cleaning shrimp is a great technique to learn that allows you to always use the freshest ingredients. If desired, you can pull out the tail and head while cleaning the shrimp, according to the recipe you’re making. The leftover shells, heads, and tails are perfect to make a shrimp or seafood broth!
Using your thumbs, find an opening in the shrimp’s belly and start pulling the shell off down the back ridge. Remove the legs, and keep the head and tail intact
Make a shallow cut right through the shrimp’s back, from head to tail. Use the knife or a toothpick to pull out the dark vein and rinse the shrimp in cold water to remove any remains
Repeat the process with each shrimp. The shrimps are cleaned
Yield 1 unit