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Crab Imperial


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  • 1/2 lb fresh lump crab meat
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp Old Bay seafood seasoning
  • 1/3 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • fresh parsley, for garnish


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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, heavy cream, and egg. Carefully mix until combined (I used my mini-food processor). Add the crab meat, lemon, Old Bay, and salt. Toss gently to combine.

Spoon mixture into 4 individual ramekins or another small baking dish, and place on baking sheet. Top with a bit of the cheddar cheese.

Bake for about 20 minutes, until everything is starting to brown and bubble.

Garnish with parsley and serve with lemon wedges on the side.

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