*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         SHRIMP-GRUYERE CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Seafood
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/4   c            Crushed round buttery
                         - crackers
      1/4   c            Butter or margarine, melted
    1 1/2   lb           Unpeeled medium-size fresh
                         - shrimp
      1/3   c            Minced green pepper
      1/3   c            Minced sweet red pepper
      1/4   c            Minced onion
    1       lg           Garlic clove, minced
    3       tb           Butter or margarine, melted
    2       pk           Cream cheese, softened
                         - (8 oz. each)
      1/2   c            Mayonaise
    4       lg           Eggs
    1 1/4   c            Shredded Gruyere or Swiss
                         - cheese
    1       t            Ground white pepper
                         -----ITALIAN TOMATO SAUCE-----
      1/4   c            Chopped onion
    1                    Garlic clove, minced
    1       tb           Olive oil
    2       cn           Tomatoes, drained & chopped
                         - 14-oz each
    1 1/2   ts           Dried Italian seasoning
    1                    Bay leaf
 
   Combine cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup melted butter, press mixture evenly
   onto bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.
   
   Peel, devein, and chop shrimp. Cook shrimp and next 4 ingredients in 3
   tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring
   constantly, 4 to 5 minutes or until shrimp are done and vegetables are
   tender. Drain well and set aside.
   
   Beat cream cheese and mayonaise at high speed of an electric mixer until
   creamy; add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Gradually
   add milk, beating well at low speed just until blended. Stir in shrimp
   mixture, Gruyere cheese, and white pepper.
   
   Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake at 300 for 1 hour and 20 minutes or
   until set. Turn oven off, and partially open oven door; leave cheesecake
   in oven 1 hour.
   
   Cool completely on a wire rack; cover and chill at least 8 hours. Serve
   with warm Italian Tomato sauce. Garnish with sweet red pepper strips,
   whole shrimp, and fresh basil sprigs if desired.
   
   Italian Tomato Sauce directions:
   
   Cook onion and garlic in oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat,
   stirring constantly, until tender. Add tomatoes and remaining ingredients;
   bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes or until
   most of liquid evaporates; stirring occasionally. Remove and discard bay
   leaf.
  
 
 
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