Crab Imperial

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Main Ingredient: Seafood
Menu Part: Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine Type: American
Serves: 4

Succulent crab is baked in a rich and creamy sauce. Served golden brown in ramekins this is a gourmet treat.

Ingredients

1 lb. crab meat
1 tsp. parsley
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 egg
1 tsp. seafood seasoning
1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
3 oz. mayonnaise
1 tsp. melted butter

Imperial Sauce:
3 oz. mayonnaise
1 oz. half & half
1/2 tsp. seafood seasoning
1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce

4 ramekins for baking (or empty natural crab shells)
Pinch of paprika

Steps

1. Combine all Crab Imperial Ingredients-except for the crab meat-in a medium mixing bowl and whip until smooth.

2. In a separate mixing bowl, add  crab meat and pour imperial mixture over crab meat. Blend all ingredients together by tossing gently in order to avoid breaking crab lump meat.

3. Place 4 ounces of the mix into each ramekin (or natural crab shell) and bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for Imperial Sauce and whip until smooth. Top each ramekin (or natural crab shell) of crab imperial with imperial sauce and a pinch of paprika. Place in broiler until golden brown.