Chesapeake Bay Crab Imperial Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4


  • 1 pound lump crab meat
  • 1 cup mayonnaise, homemade or store bought
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of Tabasco sauce
  • 1 small green pepper, minced
  • 1 small pimiento, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon capers, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup dry, fine bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
How to cook Chesapeake Bay Crab Imperial:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Mix mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire, Tabasco, green pepper, pimiento, and optional capers in a medium-size bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Gently blend in crab meat and mix lightly.
  • Spoon crab meat mixture into 4 empty crab shells or 4 shell-shaped ovenproof dishes. Sprinkle bread crumbs over crab meat. Drizzle melted butter over crumbs.
  • Place shells or dishes or a cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until bubbling and nicely browned.


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

This recipe for Chesapeake Bay Crab Imperial serves/makes: 4

The Chesapeake Bay Crab Imperial recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

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

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