© Eva Kolenko
Active Time
Total Time
30 MIN
Serves : 12

John Besh and Chris Lusk’s lighter interpretation of the classic New Orleans baked crab dish adds brightness with lemon juice and Dijon mustard. Slideshow: More Crab Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 425°. In a nonstick skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat until crisp, 5 minutes. Drain, then finely chop.

Step 2    

In a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the olive oil, mustard, lemon juice and chili sauce; season with salt and pepper. Fold in the crab. Spoon the mixture into 12 small ramekins and arrange on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Garnish with the bacon and chives; serve with saltines.

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