Crab Royale Recipe

by Marjorie
(Alaska)

You may wonder what a crab royale recipe is. Well here's a really simple and elegant crab recipe nice enough for any occasion. And in which you can use either canned crab or fresh. You can bake it either in small baking cups or even in real sea shells! Which makes it look especially festive.

Ingredients
6 to 8 oz of crab meat, drained and cooked
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar or Swiss cheese
2 Tablespoons of dry bread crumbs
2 Tablespoons of chopped celery (I get a pre chopped mix with onions in a tub at the store)
2 Tablespoons of salad dressing or mayo (optional)
2 Tablespoons of milk
1 Tablespoon of chopped pimento
1 Tablespoon of chopped green pepper
1/2 teaspoon of instant minced onion (unless you have onion in a chopped celery mix)
1/2 tsp of lemon juice
A dash of salt and pepper to taste
You may have some of your own preferred seasonings also

Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees. Mix all of the above ingredients together in a large bowl. Then spoon portions of it into your smaller baking dishes or the sea shells. (You can buy sea shells for baking at those specialty kitchen shops or order them from online).

Bake them uncovered for about 15 minutes. You can also refrigerate the mixture and bake it later. But since it will be cold, bake it for about 20 minutes instead.

These can be baked in small portions, so they do make tasty snacks (or meals) however large or small you would like it. If you are having a party, I highly recommend baking and serving them in the sea shells or a similar fancy dish. It makes all the difference in the world in presentation.

And if you're on a low salt diet, like many elderly diets are, the ingredients can easily be adjusted. The crab meat and cheese make these high in protein, so they're very healthy. If you rinse off the crab meat in a strained before you make it, that will rinse off quite a bit of any salt content in the fish. I actually do this when I use any kind of canned fish, including tuna.

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