I love shrimps but I am very cautious about the veins of shrimps, partyly due to the fact that I have ever been infected by Helicobacter pylori. Read more about Helicobacter pylori
This bacteria enters into our body mainly through seafood faeces or soil residues found on vegetable roots. Therefore, cleaning our food prior to cooking is important to reduce the possibility of infection.
Shrimp heads and shells are too tasty to throw away. I will use them to make prawn soup stock.
Tadaaa... Strain the heads and shells to obtain the shrimp soup stock. This is a very simple yet economical way to obtain natural flavour for home cooking. I normally use the soup stock to cook Ipoh kai si hor fun soup (怡保鸡丝河粉）, to season vegetable stir fry and many other dishes. Hope this tip is useful to you, for preparing nutritional and healthy food for family.