using a crab to make seafood gumbo
recipe says i rinse the crab then make a stock. i strain the stock and break the legs off and break the body in half. later i simply add it to the gumbo.
my concern is that i'm never told to open the crab and discard the inedible parts. i read that i should discard these parts before i make the stock and yet this recipe never says to and it's a reputable recipe.