Imperial Crab
Courtesy of Maryland Blue Crab

2 pounds Maryland backfin crabmeat
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons chopped pimento
2 teaspoons whole capers
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
6 drops liquid hot pepper sauce
8 aluminum or ceramic scallop shaped baking shells
8 tablespoons mayonnaise
paprika for garnish

Remove all cartilage from crabmeat. Place crabmeat in a large bowl. Mix mayonnaise, pimento, capers, Worcestershire sauce, salt and liquid hot pepper sauce together and blend well. Pour over crabmeat and toss LIGHTLY. Divide crabmeat between eight scallop shells and top each shell with one tablespoon mayonnaise. Sprinkle with paprika. Place shells on cookie sheet or shallow baking pan and bake for 20 minutes in 375 degreee Farenheit oven. Serve at once.

Makes 8 servings.

Courtesy of Maryland Blue Crab