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Crab Imperial II Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Crab Imperial II

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"A tangy, rich crab dish that will be enjoyed by the family or by guest. Incorporate scallops and tiny shrimp to dress up the dish."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine crab meat, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay Seasoning, salt, cayenne pepper, dry mustard, and beaten egg.. Mix thoroughly.
  3. In an 8" pie dish, spread mixture and lightly coat the entire dish with bread crumbs. Then sprinkle the top with paprika. Dot the dish with the butter.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 06, 2007

My husband made this for dinner tonight. It was AWESOME!! The only thing he changed was instead of using bread crumbs, he used Ritz crackers for a richer crust on the bottom and he used clawmeat because it was on sale. Definitely a make again!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 21, 2007

Not like imperial crab to me. This was more like a crab cake pie, but overly salty, spicy and to dry. Not one I'll make again. Sorry.

Dec 31, 2011

It really is bizarre that some people modify the recipe then give it 2 or 3 stars. I found the most helpful suggestions coming from those who simply stated use less salt b/c Old Bay is salty. And, cut back on the Cayenne if you don't want it real spicy. Ritz Crackers I have found always taste good with dishes requiring bread crumbs. Crabmeat has a strong flavor all on its own. This recipe is very easy to adjust to your palate by simply going by what your tastes are. This was an awesome recipe for us and the phyllo cups I put mine in were heavenly.

Jan 08, 2009

Nice and spicy. I used the mixture to fill little phyllo dough cups, baked them in the oven and served them as an appetizer. Everyone loved them and asked for the recipe.

Jan 01, 2012

Dear God in heaven, instead of writing a completely new recipe and an entire how-to manual, my 5-star rating is based on THIS recipe as written. A tweak here or there is one thing; but, please submit your total revamp as an original recipe with a photo of your creation. This recipe is delicious over chicken breasts or a filet. It is the absolute best over rockfish. Looking forward to the many NEW recipes to be submitted, rather than finding them in the reviews. Tiny rant over. Enjoy this dish!

Jan 18, 2003

This recipe made a very nice crab imperial, with quite a "spice" wallop. Those who prefer less spice should throttle back on the peppers and perhaps the mustard pwd. ---- I varied the recipe by skipping the old bay (didn't have any) and substituting fresh chopped parsley. I also substituted crushed low carb wasa bread for the bread crumbs.I added a crisscrosss of grated cheese on top. Overall a very good recipe , quick and easy! and my 15 yr. old ate it!

Aug 30, 2005

This is one great recipe - pan grilled some boneless chicken breast and then topped it off with the crab imperial in individual dishes before baking. Not too spicey for my group. Great dish.

Aug 22, 2003

DEEEEE-licious! Easy and quick to make. I portioned this into four 6-oz ramekins instead of the pie tin, and it was great. This is very spicy, so I think I will cut the cayenne in half next time. Definitely a keeper!


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  • Calories
  • 450 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 166 mg
  • 55%
  • Fat
  • 33.7 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 28.4 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 1086 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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