Excellent Crab Imperial Recipe
- 1 cup dry sherry
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
- 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
- 6 fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1 pimento, chopped
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 pound cooked crabmeat, flaked
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded
step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease 6 individual baking dishes.
step 2: Bring sherry to boil in a medium saucepan, and stir in shallots, green bell pepper, mushrooms, and pimento. Over medium heat, cook, stirring occasionally, until only a small amount of liquid remains.
step 3: In a small saucepan over low heat, whisk together heavy cream and egg yolk for about 3 minutes. Stir into the shallot mixture. Mix in dry mustard.
step 4: Remove the mixture from heat, and stir in the crab. Cool, stir in the mayonnaise, then scoop into the prepared dishes. Top with Gruyere cheese.
step 5: Bake 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.