Excellent Crab Imperial

Excellent Crab Imperial


"A rich, creamy version of an elegant favorite. Great for a dinner party, as it can be made ahead!"


1 h servings 513 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 513 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 41.3 g
  • 64%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.2g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 21.8 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 143 mg
  • 48%
  • Sodium:
  • 776 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease 6 individual baking dishes.
  2. Bring sherry to boil in a medium saucepan, and stir in shallots, green bell pepper, mushrooms, and pimento. Over medium heat, cook, stirring occasionally, until only a small amount of liquid remains.
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat, whisk together heavy cream and egg yolk for about 3 minutes. Stir into the shallot mixture. Mix in dry mustard.
  4. Remove the mixture from heat, and stir in the crab. Cool, stir in the mayonnaise, then scoop into the prepared dishes. Top with Gruyere cheese.
  5. Bake 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.
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  1. 13 Ratings


This was wonderful. I did make some changes...left out pimiento, g pepper and mushrooms and I doubled the shallots. Also, recipe doesn't say when to add mayo, but I stirred it in at the end. M...

This was a huge success when I made it for dinner guests recently! It was rich and creamy, and had just the right amount of seasonings that didn't overwhelm the taste of the crab meat. The onl...

This was excellent! It tasted like something you would get at a resturant. I am from Maryland and have grown up on Good Maryland crabs. This recipe won't let you down. Will definitly make ag...

I live in Virginia where blue crab is a standard. I was very disappointed in this recipe. How you can have Crab Imperial without butter is beyond me, so I added butter. But really I think there ...

I found cooking the sherry almost dry and using only 1/2 cup of mayonnaise produced an excellant product. Put under the broiler for a minute to brown nicely.

Substituted minced celery for green peppers, omitted the mushrooms and doubled the shallots. I could not find gruyere cheese in the grocery store so I just used deli swiss. This was very good on...

It was good but we didn't get shallots. The store clerk gave us the wrong thing [green onions], but otherwise it was good.

Perfect a special holiday menu, such as Christmas. I minimized the green pepper. Added minced celery, a dash of worceshire sauce, and a smidgen Old Bay seasoning. They're still talking about it....

This is excellent! Didn't add the mushrooms and only a little bit of green pepper. It was a little runny so next time I will reduce the sherry so there is hardly any left at all. Also didn't ...