How to Peel and Devein Shrimp Video Tutorial

I used to pronounce Devein as “Devin”; and I was always  like, who’s Devin? I felt really smart when I learned it was pronounced “De-Vein” as in taking out the vein. #Genius over here. Peeling and deveining shrimp is quick and easy with these tips. I’m sharing two methods in this video. You’ll be a pro in no time!

Also, feel free to pin the handy dandy Shrimp size chart in this post. It’s a great reference for recipes. The shrimp I’m working with in the video are JUMBO and super meaty. They kind of taste like little lobster tails. Stay tuned for some more great shrimp recipes over the weekend!

Watch How To Peel and Devein Shrimp:

Shrimp Size Chart @NatashasKitchen

Deveining your larger shrimp is especially important because the vein can be gritty. I hope all this talk about shrimp digestive tracts hasn’t ruined shrimp for you forever. I’m also a nurse and we nurses could be eating snickers while we talk about,.. never mind.

If you’re a shrimp super fan, I strongly recommend you get an OXO shrimp cleaner (which I wasn’t paid to say). OXO sent me this little doodad as part of their “Shrimp showdown” project (more on that this weekend) and I loved it enough to make a video about it (which I was not paid to do). I appreciate time saving doodads. You’ll never mind cleaning shrimp again. If it’s a one-motion deal, is it really “peeling and deveining” anymore? Maybe we can just call it “peevening,”  or not. It’s also safer than a blade, so if you can’t be trusted with a knife, this is for you. You can find the OXO shrimp cleaner on Amazon for a whopping $6.99.

Thanks for watching and I hope you enjoyed this video. Thank you in advance for sharing it with your friends and fam. 🙂
Love, Natasha


Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Nzinga
    August 26, 2018

    Your video is the best at showing the proper way of using the OXO Shrimp Cleaner. I wonder why OXO doesn’t have a video for doing this, so I searched and came across yours. Thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 26, 2018

      Thank you so much for watching, Nzinga! 🙂 Reply

  • April 17, 2014

    I always pronounce words wrong…the English language is a bit strange with all of it’s rules and exceptions. 🙂 I think I used to say ‘devine’ instead of ‘devein’…tomato, tamato 🙂

    Thanks for the great video. I’ll have to pick one of those shrimp cleaners up…they look so easy/fun to use. Reply

    • Natasha
      April 17, 2014

      They are so handy! It’s a great tool for shrimp lovers for sure! 🙂 Reply

  • veronika
    March 20, 2014

    wow, i didn’t know about the digestive tract thing, I guess I was eating it, thanks for sharing, I would like more videos though Reply

    • Natasha
      March 20, 2014

      Yeah, I’ve learned that lesson the hard way too. lol. I know, I’m way behind on videos. I’ve been kicking myself over it, but not literally,… can’t reach. lol. I just had coffee and I’m laughing at my own jokes. It’s going to be a good day 😉 Reply

  • Oksana
    March 20, 2014

    Great video. I surely thought there would be a shrimp recipe to go along with the video! :)) Good job. You’re definitely a natural. Reply

    • Natasha
      March 20, 2014

      Thanks Oksana! I’ll post 2 shrimp recipes before the weekend is over 🙂 Reply

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