With crab in one hand and kitchen shears in the other begin by removing the face about 1/2 inch, including the eye sockets and the mouth. Next turn the crab over and remove the apron.
Finally, remove the feathery gills from both sides of the crab by lifting up the pointed ends of the soft shell, pulling them away from the body and snipping them off. Make sure you cut through the fluid-filled sac right behind the face to prevent the popping that happens as they cook.
Fish Fillet 1 lb. can of tomatoes 1 Onion, chopped 1 Bellpepper, chopped 3 Celery stalks, chopped 1/2 cup bacon grease or oil 1/2 cup flour 2 Garlic cloves 2 1/2 cups fish stock or water 2 Tsp. Thyme 2 Bay Leaves 1 Tsp. Pepper Sauce Salt to taste