Baltimore Crab Imperial Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4


  • 1 pound lump crab meat
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons green bell peppers, diced
  • 2 tablespoons red bell peppers or pimientos, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon capers, drained and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning

  • Imperial Topping:
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Pinch of paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
How to cook Baltimore Crab Imperial:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • In a skillet melt the butter and saute the bell peppers, pimientos, and mushrooms until soft; set aside.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients, except the crab meat and Imperial Topping, in a bowl and mix well. Add the sauteed peppers and mushrooms to the mixture. Place the crab meat in another bowl and pour the pepper mixture over it. Toss gently.
  • Spoon the mixture into 4 small individual casserole dishes or well cleaned crab shells or aluminum crab baking shells.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • While baking prepare the topping. In a small bowl, combine all Imperial Topping ingredients and mix well.
  • After baking, remove the casseroles from the oven. Preheat the broiler. Spoon the topping evenly over each casserole. Place under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, or until nicely browned.
  • Serve the Baltimore Crab Imperial immediately.


The Baltimore Crab Imperial recipe easy to prepare and so good! A version of the famous Baltimore (Maryland, USA) dish.

This recipe for Baltimore Crab Imperial serves/makes: 4

The Baltimore Crab Imperial recipe is adopted from The Chesapeake Bay Cookbook by John Shields.

Main Ingredient: Crab (more Crab recipes)
Preparation Method: Baked (more Baked recipes)
Cuisine: American (more American recipes)

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