raw shrimp in a bowl
A Fork Is All You Need To Easily Peel Shrimp

Shrimp peeling is actually much simpler than you may think, and you probably already have all you need in your cutlery drawer—a basic fork.

Simply insert one of the fork's outer tines into the shrimp's shell, where its head used to be, and push it towards the tail end, removing

the shrimp shell in one motion.

The fork works something like a letter opener, forcing the shell to break open along the animal's back and making it easy to peel off in one piece.

After the shell is removed, the shrimp will have a tiny cut along its back from the fork. Give it a quick rinse under cold water and you'll effortlessly devein the shellfish, too.