Crawfish or Shrimp Cheesecake
- Ready In:
- 1hr 30mins
- 1 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 cup fine dry breadcrumb
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 cup green sweet pepper, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 cup sweet red pepper, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup smoked gouda cheese, shredded (4 ounces)
- 3 eggs
- 1 lb crawfish tails cooked and shelled with juice (OR 1 pound medium shrimp, deveined cooked and coarsely chopped)
- 1⁄2 cup whipping cream
- crackers or toasted baguette, slices
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- For crust: In a medium bowl, combine Parmesan, bread crumbs, and melted butter. Press Parmesan mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.
- In a medium skillet, cook onion and sweet peppers in hot oil over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add salt and black pepper. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Remove from heat; set aside.
- For filling: In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and Gouda with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs; beat just until combined. Do not overbeat. Stir in the onion mixture, crawfish tails with juice or shrimp and whipping cream.
- Pour filling into crust. Bake in preheated oven for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until center appears nearly set when shaken. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Cover; chill at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.
- To serve, remove sides of pan. With a warm knife, cut into wedges. Serve with crackers or toasted baguette slices.
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