Splitting the crab
First, remove the tail and twist to remove the claws and legs. Open the crab by pressing up at the front until the carapace comes loose from the shield.
Removing the gills
Remove the gills from the carapace, including the ones in the back shield.
Splitting the carapace, method 1
Place the carapace flat side up and cut it diagonally down towards the middle as shown in the illustration.
This reveals the crab meat and allows it to be removed easily.
Splitting the carapace, method 2
Place the carapace flat side down and divide it down the middle.
The pyloric stomach
The pyloric stomach is the crab' stomach and must be removed. Turn the crabshell and push out "the pyloric stomach", which is situated behind the eyes like a bag. Push down until you hear a little click - this means it has come free. The pyloric stomach can now easily be taken out and discarded.