Small to medium shrimp don't really need to be deveined, but they look prettier that way. The vein of large shrimp may contain grit so it must be removed.
Fennel tastes similar to anise but sweeter and more delicate. As with all seeds, crush fennel in a mortar and pestle to release flavor before use.
Frozen shrimp can be used in this recipe; thaw under cold water before use.
A French baguette, tossed green salad and banana sundaes complete the menu.