50 People Try to Peel and Devein Shrimp

Who doesn't love deveining a shrimp? Well... most people. But it's still a useful skill. Do you know how to devein shrimp? Watch as 50 people give it their best shot!

Released on 8/28/2018

Transcript

00:00
You know you can just buy these at the store,
00:02
already cooked?
00:04
(classical intro)
00:06
Okay. (groans)
00:09
What is this?
00:09
I think they're snails.
00:13
Can I peel and de-vein the shrimp?
00:15
Probably not.
00:16
Um.
00:17
I assume peel means just to take off the outside.
00:20
Just trying to think of what method
00:21
won't cause me to chop my fingers off.
00:24
Can I just? I'm just gonna do it with my hands.
00:26
(intense music)
00:29
Why do they have so many legs?
00:32
Ugh, gross!
00:34
Doesn't seem to be cooperating with me too well.
00:38
Yeah that's not gonna work.
00:39
Let's try with a knife.
00:41
(slicing)
00:44
Okay, that kinda worked but not really.
00:46
Now, time to de-vein this bad boy.
00:49
They haven't made a tool for this?
00:50
Do you guys have a de-veiner?
00:52
So how do you get rid of these veins?
00:54
I'm gonna cut it open.
01:00
Ooh.
01:01
I see the vein.
01:02
I do not know what the vein actually is.
01:05
Literal sh(beep)t.
01:06
Ew, feels like cloth. That is so weird.
01:08
Yeah, I have no idea what I'm doin' right here.
01:11
I got enough o' the vein out that
01:13
no one's gonna get ill from it.
01:15
We've all eaten shrimp poop.
01:16
Whether you know it or not.
01:17
I don't know how to de-vein.
01:19
I'm not gonna lie.
01:21
Okay. I can do this.
01:23
First, grab a knife.
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Make a slit along the back.
01:28
And then you pull the tail off.
01:32
Grab 'em by the legs to peel.
01:34
Just pull forward. Just kinda pinch.
01:39
Alright. So, now we're de-veining.
01:41
This is the vein. It's blue, it looks like our veins.
01:43
That's what you don't want to eat.
01:46
Some people like eating poop, I'm not a big fan of it.
01:49
Pull it down through the back.
01:51
(classical overture)
01:54
Oh, look, it's coming out.
01:58
Booyah! It's out.
02:01
Whoever wants you to de-vein a shrimp is a punk.
02:05
I'm kosher, so I'm gonna say no.
02:08
Sorry.
02:09
(chuckles)
02:12
(tape rewinding)
02:16
So, we're gonna peel and de-vein a shrimp here.
02:17
I'm gonna show you two methods.
02:18
We're gonna start with the more traditional way.
02:20
You're gonna start by grabbing here,
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and working your way around the shrimp
02:25
from the feet on one side to the feet on the other.
02:27
And just peeling that back.
02:28
We can leave the tail on for something
02:30
like a shrimp cocktail, or we can simply
02:32
just sort of pinch at the tail and peel back.
02:35
And remove the tail from the shrimp.
02:37
The next thing we're gonna do is take our pairing knife,
02:39
and then come through with the pairing knife
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directly on the back side of the shrimp.
02:43
And that's gonna reveal the vein here;
02:45
which you can see right here.
02:46
This is the digestive tract of the shrimp.
02:48
I'm gonna take the tip of my pairing knife
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and then just take it right out.
02:53
Just like that.
02:53
For the second method here, you're gonna lay the shrimp
02:55
sideways on your work surface.
02:57
You're gonna come in with the blade facing away from you.
02:59
And you're going to both peel back
03:02
and slice at the same time.
03:05
So we're peeling the shell and we're opening up
03:08
the digestive tract all at once.
03:11
Go ahead and just pull the vein right off.
03:14
Okay?
03:15
So, our shrimp looks like this.
03:17
(classical overture)
03:23
Can you de-vein my? Shut up! No!
03:25
I'm not de-veining your shrimp.
03:27
I'm done. Tell me de-vein nothin'! Nope!
03:29
Veins stay in!
03:31
(Classical outro)