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.