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Crab Imperial (Phillips Crab House Ocean City, MD) Recipe

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Imperial Sauce:
6 tbsp. mayonnaise
2 tbsp. half and half
½ tsp. Phillips Seafood Seasoning©
½ tsp. fresh lemon juice
½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Crab Imperial:
1 lb. jumbo lump crab meat
1 tsp. parsley
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp. Phillips Seafood Seasoning©
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3 oz. mayonnaise
1 tsp. melted butter
pinch of paprika Cheddar cheese, shredded (optional)

Prepare imperial sauce by combining all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and whipping with a whisk until smooth. Set aside. For the crab imperials, combine parsley, lemon juice, egg, Phillips Seafood Seasoning©, Worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise and melted butter in a medium mixing bowl and whip until smooth. Pour mixture over crab meat. Blend all ingredients together by gently tossing to avoid breaking up the lumps of crab. Divide mixture between 4 oz. ramekin dishes. Bake at 400º for 12-15 minutes. Top each ramekin of baked crab imperial with imperial sauce and a pinch of paprika. If desired sprinkle tops with shredded cheddar cheese. Broil until golden brown.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is the first seafood entree I ever tasted (other than fish sticks) that I liked. It is still my absolute favorite menu item at Phillips Crab House©. They serve their crab imperial in empty natural crab shells. I have wonderful memories from Ocean City!




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