Thursday, September 11, 2014

Savory Salmon Cheesecake

I do a lot of baking and cooking, as you might have picked up on.  One thing that I have been making for the last few years is a savory salmon cheesecake.  Its a fun way to serve dinner and it also makes for an interesting addition to a dinner party.

Savory Salmon Cheesecake
Smoked Salmon Cheesecake still in the pan


Crust:
1-1/4 cup Breadcrumbs (plain or seasoned)
3 TBSP Butter, melted

Cheesecake:
5 cups Cream Cheese
6 Eggs
1/4 cup Heavy Cream
1 tsp Garlic
2 tsp Dill
8oz Smoked Salmon
1/4 Onion
1/4 Tomato
3 TBSP Mustard

1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
2. In a cheesecake pan (a springform), lay down a piece of waxed paper along the bottom.  Make sure its fairly flat.
3. In a measuring cup, melt the butter for the crust and then add in the breadcrumbs.  With a fork, mix the two ingredients together.  Put this mixture into the cheesecake pan and lightly press it down.
4. In a mixer, add in the cream cheese, eggs, and the heavy cream.  Let this mix until fairly smooth.  I recommend scraping the sides a few times and letting it mix some more.
5. While your mixer is mixing, dice up the onion, tomato, and smoked salmon.  Once you have these diced up, add them to the mixer.  Be sure to scrape the sides before starting the mixer again.
6. Add in the garlic, dill, and mustard.
7. When your cheesecake mixture is light and fluffy (as fluffy as cream cheese can be), pour the mixture into the cheesecake pan.  Spread out the mixture so its evenly spread out in the pan.
8. Bake for 50-70 minutes or until golden and with the consistency of hot pumpkin pie (not completely firm).

If you want to spice it up, try some of these:
  • 1 cup  Parmesean Cheese
  • 2 TBSP Parsley
  • 1/4 cup Smoked Salmon Vodka
  • 1 cup Steamed Asparagus Tips
  • Cover the top of the cheesecake with French's Fried Onions
  • Make mini-cheesecakes in ramekins

2 comments:

  1. What a wonderfully Alaskan recipe. I can't wait to try this some time with you.

    She Knits in Pearls

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  2. that sounds REALLY good Jess.

    I'm definitely going to make it sometime soon!

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