how to clean crab in less than 60 seconds? (easy method)
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How to clean a crab in less than a minute?

"How do one clean a crab? They look so difficult to cut and clean that most crab lovers are petrified at the thought!" Not anymore! This article will show the easiest way to clean a crab in under a minute.

Instructions

  • Wash the crabs clean.
    how to clean crab in less than 60 seconds? (easy method)
  • It'll be easy to clean crabs when you have access to running water. So position yourself near a sink while cleaning the crab.
    how to clean crab in less than 60 seconds? (easy method)
  • Let's start by turning the crab over.
    how to clean crab in less than 60 seconds? (easy method)
  • Now lift it's apron. You can use a knife to pry it off.
    how to clean crab in less than 60 seconds? (easy method)
  • You can either break it off, or lift it up fully and move to the next step.
    how to clean crab in less than 60 seconds? (easy method)
  • Turn over, hold firm, and pull off the carapace (top shell) along with the apron. If you had broken off the apron in the previous step, just lift the carapace. Hold firm, and slowly pull it off.
    how to clean crab in less than 60 seconds? (easy method)
  • If you want to use the top shell or carapace for serving, wash and keep it aside. Rinse well to remove any particles in the shell. Otherwise, just bin them.
    how to clean crab in less than 60 seconds? (easy method)
  • After the carapace is removed, the crab will be left with gills and guts exposed.
    how to clean crab in less than 60 seconds? (easy method)
  • Rinse well to remove the guts. Pull out all the gills.
    how to clean crab in less than 60 seconds? (easy method)
  • Rinse again to remove any remaining inedible bits.
    how to clean crab in less than 60 seconds? (easy method)
  • The crab is all cleaned up and ready to cut now.
    how to clean crab in less than 60 seconds? (easy method)
  • Place the crab on a flat surface (or a chopping board), and cut along the middle using a heavy knife (like a cleaver). Alternatively you can cut through the middle using a heavy duty scissors.
    how to clean crab in less than 60 seconds? (easy method)
  • Now break off the claws (the two big claws). Cut off the ends from the swimming legs. And for a final touch, crack the claws with the non-sharp side of the knife or a heavy spoon so that it'll be easy to reach the meat once it's cooked.
    how to clean crab in less than 60 seconds? (easy method)
  • It didn't even take a minute to clean one crab. Now keep calm, and repeat the same steps for the remaining crabs.
    how to clean crab in less than 60 seconds? (easy method)