Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Smoked Salmon Cheesecake

 

Sorry for the lack of posting but life has gotten in the way as of late. I'm hoping to get things back on track! One of the things that kept me from blogging last week was catering for a bridal brunch. I made this smoked salmon cheesecake as part of the brunch menu. It's a savory version of a dessert cheesecake. This was the first savory cheesecake I've ever made and I loved the end product. It even has a "crust" made from dry breadcrumbs!  The cheesecake is filled with smoked salmon, dill, scallions, and capers. It's all the things you love on your morning bagel, baked up together. This savory cheesecake makes an elegant addition to any party. 

I'm sorry I didn't get a photo of the inside  of the cheesecake but I don't think the hostess would have appreciated a missing slice!

Smoked Salmon Cheesecake

(printable recipe)
(Source Women's Day December, 2006)

INGREDIENTS 

1/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs

3- 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened 

3 large eggs 

1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream  

2 Tbsp flour  

11/2 tsp grated lemon zest  

1/4 tsp each salt and pepper  

4 oz sliced smoked salmon, coarsely chopped  

6 scallions, thinly sliced  

2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill  

1 Tbsp capers, chopped  

PREPARATION

Heat oven to 325°F. Coat bottom and sides of an 8-in. springform pan with nonstick spray. Add bread crumbs; tilt and rotate pan to cover bottom and sides with crumbs. Beat cream cheese in a large bowl with mixer on medium speed 1 minute or just until smooth. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until blended. Beat in sour cream, flour, zest, salt and pepper until combined. Stir in salmon, scallions, dill and capers. Pour into prepared pan; smooth top. Bake 40 minutes or until center is just set. Remove pan to wire rack to cool completely. Refrigerate covered. Shortly before serving: Remove side of pan. Place cheesecake on serving plate. Cut in wedges. Serve with crackers or toasted baguette.


11 comments:

A Feast for the Eyes said...

OMG! How savory and gorgeous this is! I hope that I find a chance to make this for a buffet. Lovely presentation, too.

Joanne said...

I love the idea of a savory cheesecake, especially one with salmon and capers! I just need someone to share it with otherwise I'd be in serious danger of eating the whole thing myself!

Siri said...

Are you kidding me with this? I want to go to there!

grace said...

fancy-shmancy and oh-so-elegant! i'm not crazy about cheesecake for dessert, but a savory spread is a different story!

muffinsareuglycupcakes said...

something new! mm savoury cheesecake.
looks good!

Bellini Valli said...

This would be perfect party fare as you said served on something like bagel chips or crackers.

Gloria said...

I love this salmon cheesecake, look wonderful, lovely pics, gloria

JoAnn Egan Neil said...

This is great. I'm making a Tart Milan for a post wedding brunch in a few weeks. This will be a perfect alternative for the vegetarian groom.

I do "Thursday recipes" on my site and just started checking out other recipe blogs. Yours is beautiful. Great photos, great food. I'll be back often.

Cynthia said...

Good gracious, this sounds heavenly.

Kevin said...

I like the sound of a smoked salmon cheesecake.

Valen said...

Wow, what a cool savory cheesecake! I love dessert cheesecake, I would probably love this as well!