- Sep 22, 2013
I am an oyster and mussel pro in the kitchen, but when it comes to shrimp I'm a newbie. Just never got into buying and preparing them (probably a subconscious holdover of my vegan days in my early 20's when I learned of bycatch in the trawl nets, especially with regard to sea turtles). Anyway, I am wondering, is there any real compelling reason to devein wild shrimp/prawns before you eat them? It is tedious enough shelling them, and the waste in their digestive system doesn't really faze me; it's just plankton and other bits of sea animals, no?