Savory Seafood Cheesecake

Chef Alyssa Holliday, Le Jardin – Gourmet to Go

Alyssa’s family moved to Memphis from St. Augustine, FL, and has made this savory cheesecake full of fresh seafood for several generations. Following in her family tradition, she makes it for the holidays. And lucky for us, it also appears on the menu at Le Jardin for special occasions. “This is my favorite as it is a win-win for any crowd,” she says.

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This savory seafood cheesecake has always been a holiday traditional for Chef Alyssa Holliday at Le Jardin Gourmet to Go. Image: Le Jardin Gourmet to Go

Savory Seafood Cheesecake

Chef Alyssa Holliday of Le Jardin
This generations-old family recipe from Le Jardin is full of fresh seafood. It is the perfect dish for a special occasion!
5 from 1 vote
Course Main Meal
Cuisine American/Southern

Ingredients
  

  • Butter for greasing the pan
  • 1 pack of butter crackers crumbled
  • 4 8-ounce blocks cream cheese, softened
  • ½ log of goat cheese at room temperature
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ pound boiled shrimp
  • 1/3 pound lump crab chopped
  • 1/3 pound crawfish tails
  • 5 green onions thinly sliced
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Old Bay seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Butter a 9-inch springform pan, and mash down the cracker crumbles with a fork.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the cream cheese, goat cheese and eggs until well-combined. Add the shrimp, crab, crawfish and green onions and stir to combine. Season to taste with the Cajun and Old Bay seasonings. (Remember both seasonings contain salt.)
  • Pour the mixture into the pan over the crackers. Wrap the base of the pan with a piece of aluminum foil and place in a baking dish. Pour ½ cup of water in base of dish to help moisturize the cheesecake during baking.
  • Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until browned to your liking. Remove from the pan after it has cooled about 10 minutes. Transfer to your favorite serving dish along with crostini or crackers to serve as a spread.
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Bon appétit!

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