Crab Imperial


1 lb of backfin crab meat
1 tbs butter
1 tbs flour
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp minced dried onion
1 and 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 slices white bread, cubed, crusts removed
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tbs lemon juice
kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
2 tbs butter
paprika for garnish
Crab Imperial:

  • Remove all cartilage from the crab meat
  • In a medium size pan melt the butter and mix in the flour.
  • Slowly add in the milk, stirring constantly, to keep the mixture smooth and free of lumps.
  • Cook, stirring over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil and thickens.
  • Mix in onion,Worcestershire sauce and bread cubes. Cool.
  • Fold in mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • In another, melt the butter until lightly browned.
  • Add the crab meat and toss lightly.
  • Combine with sauce mixture.
  • Put into individual ramekins or into a greased 1 qt casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle paprika over the top.
  • Bake at 450 degrees until hot and bubbly and lightly browned. About 10-15 minutes.




20 min


10 min


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