necessary, thaw crab according to thawing directions. Remove broad back
shell by holding base of crab with one hand while placing thumb of other
hand under shell at mid-point and lifting off back.
2. Remove and
discard viscera* and feather gills from body section. Rinse crab
thoroughly under cool, running water, washing away all loose
*The viscera is the semi-liquid material
remaining in the body cavity and is not normally eaten.
3. Grasp crab
in both hands and break in half, yielding two sections with legs