Peeling Prawns

We find it helpful to complete both processes in the kitchen sink, under cool, running water. Have a colander handy to toss your peeled shrimp into, and a container handy to toss your shells into - if you plan on saving them for later use.. 

kitchen shear method

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Cut down the entire back length of your thawed prawn. The shears will penetrate the meat slightly, but it'll be unnoticable once cooked. 

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Peel open the shell, to expose the meat. 

Remove the meat from the shell, and note that you may have to give the tail a small squeeze to slide it out. 

Standard peeling method

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Starting at the "head end", hook your thumb under the first section of shell

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Peel back the first section, exposing about half of the meat

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Repeat with the next section of shell

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We'll remove the last portion of the shell by pinching the tail, so the meat slides out

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Ta-da!