Crab Royale Recipe

Rich Louisiana crab gets the royal treatment in this decadent recipe.


Crab Royale from Harlequin Steaks & Seafood.

Three generations of the Hunter family have worked to make Harlequin Steaks & Seafood a dining tradition in southwest Louisiana. The restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a special holiday dinner. But you can also have one of their signature dishes at home. Serve their Crab Royale at your next holiday party and it’s sure to be a hit. “It makes a delicious appetizer with crackers or an excellent topping for a steak or piece of grilled fish,” says owner/manager Nic Hunter. “Some even like it by itself as the main entrée.”


  • 1 pound Louisiana lump crab meat
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire 
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs

Method of Preparation:

  1. Carefully take out any shells from the crab meat. Lightly toss all ingredients, adding the parmesan last. 
  2. Divide into small greased casserole dishes. Lightly sprinkle a little Parmesan and bread crumbs on top. 
  3. Bake at 400 for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly brown.