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1. Lay the crab on its back, insert fingers between the shell and fish, and using the thumbs as levers, push body away from shell, 2. Break off the claws, remove poisonous "fingers," cut away sides of the "back" shell, and dress the crab in this part, without disturbing the contents. The "fingers" usually adhere to belly of the crab. When cutting away the sides of the shell, run the point of the knife along the joint line. The lower part of the picture shows one side cut away.