I defrosted these Snow Crab claws, but the meat still clings to the shell. I can't yank all the claw meat out of the shell intact and in one go, because the meat keeps splitting and sundering at the blue line! How do I extract the meat still fastened inside the shell?

I bought a pair of chopsticks. But each claw takes 5 minutes to pluck out remaining meat with ONE chopstick! This is too unproductive!

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  • you could use a small spoon ?
    – Max
    Sep 23, 2021 at 11:05
  • @Max Are there spoons small enough to do this? I don't have any.
    – user91594
    Sep 25, 2021 at 23:47

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Cut the shell lengthwise (best with a pair of kitchen scissors), open it up, and pull or scrape the meat out.

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