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Lobster stuffed with crab Imperial
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Lobster stuffed with Crab Imperial

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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 758kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley


  • 2 (8-10) ounce lobster tails
  • 6 ounces lump crab meat
  • ¼ cup Hellman’s Mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon old bay
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped Italian parsley optional
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped red pepper or roasted red pepper optional
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter


Crab Imperial

  • Mix mayonnaise, egg, sugar, old bay, peppers and parsley together and blend well, this is your imperial sauce.
  • Gently mix with lump crab meat
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour before using

Lobster Prep

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Melt butter
  • Split lobster tail down the middle, being careful not to completely split the lobster
  • Pull the lobster meat out of the shell, leaving the end flap inside the shell.
  • Fan the tail and bend it upwards till you hear a little snap, this will help keep the fanned tail in place.
  • Push both sections of the shell together and place the split lobster on top of the shell.
  • Spoon some of the butter over top of the lobster, place in a baking pan and into 350 degree oven.
  • Allow lobster to bake for 5 minutes so that the area you are stuffing will get partially cooked.

Adding Stuffing to Lobster

  • Remove lobster from oven after the partial cooking and dividing the crab imperial mixture into two portions, stuff the top of the lobster tail, making a mound with the crab imperial.
  • Return lobster to the oven and continue baking for 15-20 minutes until topping has a nice golden color.
  • Remove Stuffed Lobster from the oven and spoon just a little bit more of the butter on the stuffed lobster.
  • Serve with your favorite side dish, and after presenting the dish to the table, gently remove the stuffed lobster completely from the shell and return to the plate.
  • Serve with melted butter and a squeeze of lemon and enjoy!


Four-ounce lobster tails
Do not precook the tail before stuffing it; the tail will cook thoroughly, even with the crab imperial topping.
Cooking time will be close to the same, 15- 20 minutes.  Check the internal temperature of the crab imperial with an instant-read thermometer, it should be a minimum of 165 degrees.


Calories: 758kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 70g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 331mg | Sodium: 1195mg | Potassium: 330mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1615IU | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 1.2mg