How to Prepare a Gourmet Crab Imperial?

Crab Imperial is typically served in crab or scallop shells.  If these shells are not available, use individual baking dishes or a 1-quart baking dish.

INGREDIENTS (6 Servings)

  • 1 package Classic Crab Cake Mix
  • 1 cup mayonnaise divided
  • 1 pound fresh or canned crab meat drained and cartilage removed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Mix Crab Cake Mix and 1/2 cup of the mayonnaise in large bowl. Add crab meat; toss until well mixed.
  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan in low heat. Add flour; stir with wire whisk until blended. Gradually add milk whisking until well blended. Bring to boil stirring constantly. Gently stir in crab mixture. Spoon mixture into 6 greased 6-ounce baking dishes or shells. Or spoon into shallow 1-quart baking dish.
  3. Beat egg in medium bowl. Add remaining 1/2 cup mayonnaise; mix well. Spread over crab mixture. Sprinkle with Old Bay Seasoning or paprika if desired.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until bubbly and top is lightly browned.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *