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Crab Imperial

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crab imperial
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 443kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
Crab Imperial is one of the best easy lump crab meat recipes. Jumbo lump crab in a simple seafood recipe with a crunchy topping and simple imperial sauce.
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  • 2 pounds jumbo lump blue crab meat
  • 2 tablespoons shallots , minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon flat parsley , minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove , grated
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons bread crumbs , divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup beurre blanc sauce , optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a small casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Combine jumbo lump blue crab meat, shallots, Dijon mustard, parsley, lemon juice, grated garlic, mayonnaise, bread crumbs and fine sea salt in a medium mixing bowl. Toss to combine and do not over mix. You don't want those glorious bits of crab meat to break apart.
  • Transfer mixture to casserole dish. Top with 2 tablespoons bread crumbs.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until hot. This will depend on how shallow your dish is, the top should be lightly browned.
  • Serve with additional lemon wedges and enjoy.
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Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 2507mg | Potassium: 505mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 20.7mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 2.2mg