Smoked Salmon and Onion Cheesecake

2015-03-11

Good for a fish course  This recipe serves

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbs butter plus butter to grease spring form pan
  • 1/4 cup fine dry breadcrumbs Bread crumbs, dry, grated, plain
  • 5 Tbs parmesan cheese Cheese, parmesan, grated
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion Onions, raw
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper Peppers, sweet, green, raw
  • 1/3 lb thinly sliced smoked salmon Finfish, salmon, chinook, smoked
  • 3 1/2 packages (8oz) cream cheese Cheese, cream
  • 4 large eggs Egg, whole, raw, fresh
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream Cream, fluid, heavy whipping
  • 1/2 cup grated Gruyere cheese Cheese, gruyere
  • salt and pepper, to taste Peppers, sweet, red, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt

Method

Step 1

Grease a 9 inch spring form pan. Sprinkle the inside with bread crumbs combined with 2 tbsp of parmesan cheese. Shake crumbs around the bottom and sides.

Step 2

Saute onion and green pepper in 3 tablespoons butter until soft but not browned. Cool slightly.

Step 3

Finely dice the salmon.

Step 4

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time until well combined. Beat in the heavy cream.

Step 5

Fold the onion/pepper mixture, salmon, Gruyere cheese and remaining 3 tablespoons of parmesan into the cream cheese mixture. Salt and pepper to taste.

Step 6

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and shake gently to level. Place the pan in a water bath with about 2 inches of boiling water around it.

Step 7

Bake at 300 degrees F for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Turn off the oven and let cake set for another hour. Let cool in pan out of water bath for another 2 hours before refrigerating.

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