Shrimp Etiquette

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 | Posted in: All Things Shrimp

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Shrimp Cocktail: If large shrimp are served in a stemmed glass, pick them up with an oyster fork or whatever fork is provided and bite off a mouthful at a time, dipping into the sauce before each bite.

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Large Shrimp: If large shrimp are served on a platter with sauce and no fork, pick up with your fingers, dip into sauce and put to your mouth. When eating shrimp with the tail still on, hold the shrimp by the tail and dip it into the sauce once. Eat it in one bite if it is not too large. Otherwise, eat it in two bites. Do not dunk the second bite into the sauce! Then discard the tail as you would olive pits or toothpicks.

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Deep-Fried Shrimp: Tail-on deep-fried shrimp is meant to be eaten with the fingers.

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Skewered Shrimp: If eating shrimp on a skewer, slide the shrimp off onto a plate.

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