Crab Imperial

3.9 of 5 (38)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 335.1
  • Total Fat: 15.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 113.9 mg
  • Sodium: 554.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 23.0 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    2-1/2 oz (5-1/3 tbsp) whipped butter, melted
    1/2 cup white flour
    12 oz 2% milk
    1 oz sodium-free chicken bouillon
    3/4 oz Worcestershire Sauce
    1 oz light mayonnaise
    2 oz pimento, diced
    1/2 green pepper, diced
    1 can crabmeat (12-16 oz.)
    Paprika (to be sprinkled over each serving before cooking)


Set out:
Two pots
Two wooden spoons
4 crab ramekins (or custard dishes or bowls)
1 rimmed cookie pan, covered with aluminum foil

Set oven to 425*F.
In one pot, add melted butter to flour. Add milk, slowly, so as not to create lumps.
In the other pot, add prepared bouillon, the Worcestershire Sauce, mayonnaise, pimento and green pepper.
Turn burners to medium and cook and stir both pots simultaneously 10-12 minutes.
When done stirring both pots 10-12 minutes, combine ingredients of pots into one pot.
Empty canned crabmeat into a bowl, picking out any orange bits or shell.
Then add crabmeat to pot containing both ingredients.
Mix gently.
Spoon into ramekins or custard dishes or bowls and place onto foil-covered cookie pan.
Sprinkle paprika lightly over crab in each serving dish.
Place on lower rack in preheated, 425-degree oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Serve with your choice of green vegetable or salad and a potato.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HERCKLE.

TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Amen, BRONHI! If ya can't say something nice, keep a lid on it! I'm from Baltimore and have tried several variations of this recipe over my years. This one earned itself a permanent spot in the recipe box. Delicious, and fairly easy even if not an every day treat. - 5/29/08

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    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe, ridiculous comments. Obviously this isn't something to eat every day. And too much work to make it? OK then don't make it. Go to the grocery store and nuke a frozen meal. - 5/23/08

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The fat content to protein content is kind of high. I might try this with lowfat yorgurt rather than mayo and see what happens.... - 5/23/08

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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Replaced the crab meat with the imitation crab meat and it tasted great. - 3/16/07

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I had to make some changes for allergies and fat content, but really a delicious dish that I have been searching for since our favorite place changed hands and they no longer serve it!! - 1/17/11