Just the thought gets my gag reflex going?!? As a kid, was made aware of that little nub of shrimp in the tail that many just leave behind in either cold/steamed or fried recipes.
Was watching America's Test Kitchen a few hours ago and they featured 2 recipes where eating the entire shrimp was part of the deal. One was at a restaurant where BIG, whole shrimp were cooked on a screaming hot grill... ended up with quite a bit of char and were eaten head, tail and shells. Another was cooked at ATK. Smallish shrimp (like 35-40) were briefly brined, drained, well dried, and fried at around 380 degrees. In both cases, the ENTIRE shrimp was eaten.
Have you ever cooked/eaten them this way?