You can make stock with shrimp shells, but that's only if you've got a lot of them. And when I was in Tokyo last year I had a tempura'd shrimp shell that was mind-opening, as well as whole shrimp shell on. But other than that if you've got a lonely shell on the plate and don't want to be wasteful what's a girl to do?
My thinking is that they must be calcium rich, and I'm not dead yet so I'm pretty sure they aren't bad for me. And although Ross is used to it (in fact he saves me the end piece because he knows I like it) when eating sushi with new friends I still get questioned about my tail-eating habits.
So my question is - does anyone else out there eat shrimp tails? Or am I alone on this one?