Imitation crab, also known as crab stick, has become popular as a more affordable and accessible alternative to real crab. Shredding the imitation crab can be done without a knife using a simple squeeze or rolling technique. Squeezing the crab in your hand separates the layers and removes excess water. Rolling the crab stick between your palms also loosens the layers and creates shreds. Alternatively, you can use tools like a hand mixer or rolling pin to shred the crab quickly and efficiently. These methods offer different textures and convenience levels for various recipes and personal preferences.