When I was little, I had no idea shrimp weren't readily available in their edible state. Sure, I knew you had to cook them, but I didn't realize that the heads, shells, and intestines were normally removed before consumption. I learned later, as a 20-year-old, how to properly peel the delicious shellfish. This is a skill every home cook should master, so I've put together an easy to follow step-by-step explanation. It can be applied to both raw and cooked shrimp. To get started, click the start button.