Crab imperial - 2

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Maryland regular OR
Backfin crabmeat
¼ cup Mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
¼ cup Chopped chives
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
5 drops Oil from can of anchovies
½ teaspoon Capers
3 dashes Hot pepper sauce
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
Cracker Crumbs
OR
Seasoned bread crumbs
Paprika
Butter or margarine

TOPPING

Remove cartilage from crabmeat - set aside.

Mix next eight ingredients, add crabmeat and mix well.

Place crab mixture in individual crab shells or in a shallow baking dish. Cover with cracker crumbs or seasoned bread crumbs. Sprinkle with paprika and dot with butter.

Bake at 450 degrees until brown and bubbly - about 10 minutes.

Note: this recipe can be "stretched" with one or two chopped hard boiled eggs plus ¼ cup chopped black olives.

Old Hotel Belvedere, Baltimore

Typed, but not tested. == Courtesy of Dale & Gail Shipp, Columbia Md.

== Submitted By GAIL SHIPP On 07-12-95

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