Crab Imperial (Baltimore Style)

Recipe by Alan Leonetti
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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Melt butter in a heavy small saucepot over medium heat. Add shallot and stir until very lightly browned, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Blend in flour, white pepper and mace and stir 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add half-and-half, egg yolks, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and sherry and cook until thick and smooth, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in mayonnaise, lemon juice and salt, and gently fold crabmeat into sauce, being careful not to break up chunks.
  • Fill either shells, oven-proof shells, ramekins, or small oven-proof bowls.
  • Sprinkle tops with paprika.
  • Place onto a cookie sheet and bake until mixture is bubbling, about 12 to 15 minutes, and serve immediately.
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