How to shell prawns

Ed Baines shares this technique for shelling both raw and cooked prawns.

Eating etiquette. How to avoid feeling foolish on your romantic dinner date when presented with a dish of unshelled prawns - deep breaths, here's how to do it Baines-style.

This technique for shelling works on both raw and cooked prawns. If you're serving unshelled prawns or langoustines to guests, a finger-bowl with lemon juice won't go amiss.