Here are the prep steps you need to know:
Step 1 Remove both crab claws with your hands, using a firm twisting action.
Step 2 Remove the 3 legs on each side of the crab, one by one.
Step 3 Remove both rear swimming legs.
Step 4 Turn crab body over, so it’s upside-down, resting on its top shell.
Step 5 Peel back the triangle-shaped piece on the crab belly (this is called the apron) and discard.
Step 6 Stand crab on front edge, where the mouth is, and use your thumb to carefully separate top shell from body. Discard top shell.
Step 7 Remove innards using a butter knife, teaspoon or small fork. Discard.
Step 8 Remove the gills. Discard.
Step 9 Break body in half by folding it back and forth until it separates.
Step 10 Serve crab meat, legs and claws with lots of napkins, small forks, and shell/nut cracker. Plus, prepare a bowl of lukewarm water with fresh lemon slices to wash your hands.