Crab meat flan with spicy paprika

Today we suggest something quite out of the ordinary: it will give a boost to this special day of romance and win over both you and your loved one, especially when you arrange on the dining table specialties that enhance an occasion devoted totally to you and your romantic feelings. Our dish today is no less than a gorgeous flan made with crab meat and enlivened with a touch of spicy paprika, an appetizer worthy of gourmets eager to discover new and unusual culinary experiences, and perfect to give a touch of exclusivity to Valentine's Day. Did you have something along these lines in mind, to seduce your soul mate all over again? Fire up the oven and follow our advice carefully: although the recipe is not particularly complex you mustn’t skip any of the steps in the process, and then this will be a wonderful culinary surprise!


  • crab meat 100 grams
  • eggs 2 units
  • fresh cream 75 millilitres
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika 1 teaspoon of spicy paprika
  • milk 1 tablespoon of milk
  • butter For greasing
  • breadcrumbs For coating the ramekins

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10 minutes Total time
30 minutes Active time
Serves 2 persons
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Drain the crab meat from its natural liquid. Put the pulp into a bowl, add the beaten eggs and then the cream. Adjust salt and pepper. Add the paprika and milk and stir the mixture well. Grease the ramekins with butter, and sprinkle some breadcrumbs into them so that it lightly covers the surface. Pour the mixture into the ramekins up to 2/3 capacity. Bake at 180°C for 30minutes. After the cooking time, turn off the oven leaving the ramekins for a few minutes inside. Then, once they have cooled slightly, turn them out. Serve warm, sprinkled with paprika.

Our recipe for crab meat flan uses hot paprika: if you prefer, you could sweet paprika instead.
The term ‘paprika’ is derived from the Hungarian: in this language it not only means the spice, but also the capsicum fruit from which it is made.

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