This chart depicts the change in shrimp size from shell-on through peeling, cooking and breading.
|Sizing Reference Guide|
|Shell-On Size||P&D Size||Cooked Size|
Glossary of Terms
Head-On: Head, shell and tailfins on.
Headless/Shell-On: Only the head has been removed and the shell and tailfins are still on.
Tail On: Headless, peeled & deveined shrimp in which the tail has not been removed.
Can be cooked or uncooked.
Tail Off: Headless, peeled & deveined shrimp in which the tail has been removed.
Only available cooked.
P&D: Peeled & deveined, round, tail off. All shell and tailfins have been removed, with segments shallowly slit to the last segment.
P&D/Butterfly: Peeled & deveined, fantail or butterfly, tail on. All shell has been removed except last shell segment and tail fins with segments deeply slit to last segment
PUD: Peeled and undeveined. All shell and tailfins have been removed with the segments unslit.
Butterflied: The shell and digestive track have been removed and a deep cut has been made that “butterflies” the shrimp without splitting it into two pieces.