Are you looking for an elegant and delicious seafood dish to impress your guests? Look no further than Crab Imperial II. This classic recipe takes succulent crab meat and combines it with a rich and creamy sauce, resulting in a dish that is both decadent and satisfying. Whether you’re serving it as an appetizer or a main course, Crab Imperial II is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
The Ingredients You’ll Need
Before we dive into the recipe, let’s take a look at the ingredients you’ll need to make Crab Imperial II:
1 pound lump crab meat
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Preparing the Crab Imperial II
Now that you have gathered all the necessary ingredients, it’s time to start preparing the Crab Imperial II:
In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, red bell pepper, green onion, parsley, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to combine.
Gently fold in the lump crab meat, being careful not to break up the crab chunks too much. You want to keep the crab meat as intact as possible.
Transfer the crab mixture to a greased baking dish and spread it out evenly.
Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the mixture is heated through.
Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
Crab Imperial II can be served in a variety of ways, depending on your preference. It can be enjoyed as a main course, served alongside steamed vegetables and a side salad. Alternatively, you can serve it as an appetizer, accompanied by toasted baguette slices or crackers. No matter how you choose to serve it, be prepared for your guests to ask for seconds!