Crab Imperial Recipe

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CRAB IMPERIAL

Robin Ghosh

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@stillcrazy

This is just superb. One time, I made this for a first course at a dinner party I threw and had people tell me it was the best crab dish they had ever eaten.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
crabmeat, preferably maryland (i mix backfin & lump) do not use canned!
1 Tbsp
butter
1 Tbsp
flour
1/2 c
whole milk
1 Tbsp
minced onion
1 1/2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
2 slice
white bread, cubed (crusts removed)
1/2 c
hellmann's or best foods mayonnaise
1 Tbsp
lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
1/2 tsp
salt
Few dash(es)
freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp
butter
paprika for sprinkling

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Remove all cartilage from crabmeat.
2
In medium size pan, melt margarine or butter, mix in flour. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly, to keep mixture smooth and free from lumps. Cook, stirring over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Mix in onion, Worcestershire sauce and bread cubes. Cool.
3
Fold in mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
4
In another pan, melt butter until lightly browned. Add crabmeat and toss lightly. Combine with sauce mixture.
5
Put into individual shells or ramekins (or greased 1-qt. casserole). Sprinkle paprika over top. Bake at 450 degrees until hot and bubbly and lightly browned on top, 10-15 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #crab, #shellfish