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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: 443 kcal

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.




  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a small casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. Transfer mixture to casserole dish. Top with 2 tablespoons bread crumbs.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until hot. This will depend on how shallow your dish is, the top should be lightly browned.
  5. Serve with additional lemon wedges and enjoy.
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Nutrition Facts
Crab Imperial
Amount Per Serving
Calories 443 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 2507mg109%
Potassium 505mg14%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 20.7mg25%
Calcium 129mg13%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.