Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Has anyone seen one of these?

For the recent Geek Dinner, I decided to make a shrimp dish. I always like to buy whole shrimp and make shrimp stock but since I was talking about a lot of shrimp ( 5 pounds cleaned) decided I need to replace my Katrina Kasualty Shrimp Deveiner.

I thought I could simply go to my Local Rouse's and pick one up. They are, after all, based in the heart of the bayou.

No such luck. They apparently don't carry them, looked in three different stores. Neither do Robert's nor several other places I looked.

For those of you who never heard of the article in question here is a picture.

This simple cheap plastic do-dad makes cleaing shrimp simple. Simply pull off the head and insert the point into the back of the shell. The shrimp's shell will almost fall off as the probe is slid along the back of the shrimp.

When I started asking around I was stunned by the number of locals who had never heard of this simple useful device and by the number of people who have been looking for them without success.

If anyone knows where I can pickup one please let me know.


GentillyGirl said...

Got one from Bed,Bath and Beyond.

Picked up some black ones, but I', going to have to wrack my brian on that one.

Tim said...

I confess I'd never heard of the thing until I heard you talking about it at the Geek Dinner. Simple things are the best, my friend. Like a good bottle opener. 8-)



Civitch said...


Having spent an hour this weekend peeling and deveining 5 lbs of shrimp, I am ordering one right now.

mominem said...

$5.95 for a shrimp deveiner is absurd.

I want the a simple plastic do-dad.


caire rest. supply behind mick's on bienville and bernadotte.

i've allways used a paring knife for this chore while butterflying the swimps.

i would be shocked if caire didnt have the tool your looking for.

just be carefull , they allow you full access to their warehouse and you usually wind up finding things you had no idea you could not live without.