How to cut and clean crab



How to clean the crab:

  • Turn the crab on its back and remove the triangular shaped flap called the “apron” and discard.


  • Hold the crab vertically and pull the top shell (called the carapace) away from the body and set aside.
  • Remove the gills/lungs and discard. Remove the mandible (mouth) and discard.


  • Rinse the body and and then cut or break in half down the center .(if the crabs are big)
  • Cut the legs into sections through the body.
  • Gently crack the legs with  the back side of a heavy knife.
  • Clean the crab pieces thoroughly using water .




Anitha Varghese


Posted on November 6, 2014, in Beginners Guide and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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