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jumbo lump crabmeat, maryland blue claw crabs
Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Imperial
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Crab Imperial is a timeless dish made with fresh lump crabmeat.  You'll love how easy it is to make this classic dish almost as much as you'll love eating it!  This dish can be made with your favorite type of crabmeat and can be used as a stuffing mix for lobster, shrimp, mushrooms and fish.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crab imperial recipe, crabmeat stuffing, Maryland crab recipe
Servings: 3
Calories: 408 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
Ingredients
  • 1 lb jumbo lump crabmeat or lump
  • 1/2 cup Hellman’s Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp old bay
  • 1 tsp finely chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • squeeze of lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Mix mayonnaise, egg, sugar, old bay, lemon juice and parsley together and blend well, this is your imperial sauce.
  2. Gently fold crabmeat into, imperial sauce, being careful not to break up crab meat.
  3. place portions in the baking dish of your choice, using ramekins or small casserole dishes*

  4. Bake in 350-degree oven for 20-25 minutes (top will turn golden brown)  or until a thermometer gets an internal reading of 165 degrees

  5. Allow to cool just a few minutes before serving, it will set and be more flavorful as it cools slightly.
Recipe Notes

Depending upon what you serve as a side dish you can get 3 portions out of this. You really don't want to make it any smaller than 1/3 of a pound per person though. If you want to stretch this, think about making stuffed shrimp with the filling, that could easily serve 4 people.

Bake in 350-degree oven for 20-25 minutes (top will turn golden brown)  or until a thermometer gets an internal reading of 165 degrees.  This will ensure that the eggs in this recipe are fully cooked and safe to eat

Nutrition Facts
Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Imperial
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 133mg44%
Sodium 340mg14%
Potassium 328mg9%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 10.6mg13%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.