Was looking for a different recipe to use crab meat with, so glad I found this one. I used canned crab meat but I will for sure be buying some lump crab meat real soon for this recipe, it was amazing! This recipe truly compliments the natural taste of crab and doesn't cover it up like other recipe's. Only wish this made more!!!
Wow! Since I am a New Jersey resident with fresh crab delicacies available "down the shore" less than 50 miles way. Finally a crab recipe to be created at home that is worthy of it's name: Crab Imperial. Bravo! I used lump crab meat, red bell pepper and I omitted the pimientos. Made for Spring 2009 PAC.
I made this ahead - I had an appointment. When I got home, popped it in the oven and 25 min later we were eating a restaurant quality dinner! Super easy. I omitted the green pepper and grated some Parmesan cheese over the top just before serving..I think this would be a great dinner for company.
Very simple to make and very good. Was a little salty for our tastes, so next time I will cut back on the salt. I will also make sure I drain my canned crab meat next time.
I tried your recipe in order to compare with mine #79002 and I like my recipe MUCH better. AlanLeonetti@q.com