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Home > Recipes > Crab Recipes > Maryland Style Jumbo Lump Crab Imperial


  • 1 lb jumbo lump crabmeat or lump
  • ½ cup Hellman’s Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp old bay
  • 1 tsp Italian parsley finely chopped
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten lightly beaten (for a richer version use two egg yolks)
  • squeeze of lemon juice


  • Mix mayonnaise, egg, sugar, old bay, lemon juice and parsley together and blend well, this is your imperial sauce.
  • Gently fold crabmeat into, imperial sauce, being careful not to break up crab meat.
  • place portions in the baking dish of your choice, using ramekins or small casserole dishes
  • Bake in 350-degree oven for 20-25 minutes (top will turn golden brown) or until a thermometer gets an internal reading of 165 degrees
  • Allow to cool just a few minutes before serving, it will set and be more flavorful as it cools slightly.

    Recipe courtesy of Ask Chef Dennis