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I always thought that dark veiny section in the shrimp was, well … to be graphic, poops from the shrimp.
Today, on Paula Deen’s show, she said that it is simply sand stuck in the back of the shrimp. It’s called a sand vein. All shrimp have them, both large and small. BUT, hold on Paula … I looked it up on Wikipedia and they say something a little different. That “is” sand in there but the sand IS definitely laying there inside the gastrointestinal tract. So … you be the judge. Wikipedia says “The vein is relatively easy to remove. One must first cut a slit in the shell and the back of the animal. Special deveining tools are sometimes used but knives, skewers, and even toothpicks can be used to devein.