Crab Imperial

Crab Imperial

How to Make It
1- Preheat oven to 450º. Lightly grease 4 natural baking shells or individual ramekins.

2- Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in a small heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, whisking until smooth.
Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Gradually add milk and onion; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove sauce from heat.

3- Stir in Worcestershire sauce and sherry. Stir in mayonnaise and next 3 ingredients.

4- Melt remaining 4 Tbsp. butter in a medium-size heavy skillet over medium heat. Add crabmeat, and sauté 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in sauce.

5- Spoon mixture into prepared baking shells (about 3/4 cup each). Sprinkle with cheese, and, if desired, paprika.

6- Bake at 450º for 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve immediately.

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