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Shrimp Tails; WHY do they Leave them ON ?!?!

Insatiable | Nov 12, 2004 04:34 PM


This has been a pet peeve of mine for a mighty long time....and it got to me again at lunch today.

I LOVE shrimp...but....

Why is it that when you order a shrimp dish at most restaurants, or even cook it yourself, the shrimp come with 9/10th of each one shelled and de-veined..but that last segment of shell...and THE TAIL is left on??


Weather the shrimp are sautéed, grilled, roasted, fried, or other....the Tail is always left on!

I don't get why? I though one of the marks of a well plated dish is that everything in the plate should be edible. Why do I have to pick up my shrimp with my fingers, bite and pull in order to separate the tail and get that last bit of meat?

Why aren't the tails removed prior to cooking or plating?

Curious and perplexed

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