Peeling and Eviscerating Shrimp

Jacques Pépin peels and cleans shrimp.

Jacques Pépin peels and cleans shrimp.

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The shrimp usually will come without the head. They compare weight if you buy, for example, 15 20 mean that there is 15 to 20 to the pound. 40 to 50, they are much smaller, 40 or 50 to the pound. If you buy under ten, for example, it's less than ten to the pound. And they are more and more expensive. Usually here you go around. Just remove the shell here. Most of the time, or very often, people leave the tail. I usually tail. If I remove the tail I can press it a little bit here and kind of pull on it to try to get the tail. See, the meat of the tail is inside. Now after that, cut the top. You can see right [UNKNOWN] here that there is a dark line. And that dark, this is the intestinal track which you do want to remove. And then after, you wash it. And that's how you clean your shrimp.
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