Monday, February 12, 2018

Savory Salmon Cheesecake - #BakingBloggers

I joined another cooking group, cause I think I'm just a little nuts and I need more stress in my life, yeah right.
The group is called Baking Bloggers and it'll be a perfect fit for me.  I do bake a little bit. #Bakingbloggers
This month the assignment is Cheesecake. 
Savory Salmon Cheesecake for #BakingBloggers
And it had to be baked.
Personally  I love Cheesecake but I'm well into finishing off my new cookbook, and my mind's focus has been on Appetizers, cause that's what the cookbook is all about.
I made a small savory cheesecake, using the smoked salmon I had in the cupboard in a pouch.
I usually keep a couple of these handy because I can make stuff out of them at a moment's notice or well, at least quickly.
I also have a small springform pan and as it just so happens, it was the perfect size. giggle.
Savory Salmon Cheesecake for #BakingBloggers
I didn't want to make a great big ONE, because sometimes it's nice to not have to wrestle with a lot of food.   And this was perfect for just a couple of people because sometimes it's nice to not have a crowd to share with.
Mixing the cream cheese, egg, dill and lemon zest together.
Savory Salmon Cheesecake for #BakingBloggers
 Getting the base into the pan
 Salmon folded into the cream cheese
Savory Salmon Cheesecake for #BakingBloggers
 Into the pan and ready to bake
Savory Salmon Cheesecake for #BakingBloggers

Did I mention that it would also be a nice appetizer for two as well, Valentine's Day is almost here.
Or just for one...
Savory Salmon Cheesecake for #BakingBloggers

Yield: 2-6 servings

Savory Salmon Cheesecake
Savory Salmon Cheesecake for #BakingBloggers

prep time: 10 MINS 
cook time: 30 MINS 
total time: 40 mins

This little savory cheesecake is perfect for a small gathering, and is a fun takeoff on a traditional cheesecake. Serve with baguette slices or home made potato chips for a fun presentation.


8  oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1 egg
6 oz. Smoked Salmon
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon finely minced red onion or a scallion
1/4 cup panko
1/4 cup potato chips, crumbled
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon dried dill

1/2 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup finely minced red onion
1-2 teaspoons capers
Fresh dill if desired.


Butter or spray the inside of a spring form pan with butter or cooking spray.
Mix together the Panko, potato chips, parmesan cheese, butter and dill together and pack into the bottom of a 6 inch springform pan. 
Mix the softened cream cheese, egg, dill, lemon zest together and fold in the smoked salmon so that it stays in little chunks.   Pour or spoon the cream cheese mixture on top of the Panko/potato chip crust.  Bake at 325 for 30 minutes or until the cheese mixture is set.  Take out of the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes, then release the sides of the pan and carefully lift off.  Using a wide spatula, carefully lift the entire cheesecake onto a serving dish.  
Mix the creme fraiche with the lemon juice.  Spoon a little of the creme fraiche mixture over top of the cheesecake and sprinkle or garnish with the capers and red onion.   Serve with toasted bread or home made potato chips.  


Note: If you have fresh dill, use that instead of the dried dill.
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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. I love that you went savory Sid...this is a perfect app for your new cookbook.

    1. Thanks, I do like my appetizers. And I think this is a perfect appetizer, or maybe even a light lunch? All I know is that I think I'm in love again, sigh.

  2. I was hoping someone would go savory. I love this choice!

  3. What a great appetizer! It sounds so delicious!

    1. It was good, and I even took some to a gathering and shared it there, and will make it again.

  4. I love that you made something savory for the event! Such wonderful flavors!

  5. I wanted to go savory...then went a different direction completely. I will make this soon though, Sid.

    1. I think you would like it, the flavors complemented each other well.

  6. Savory cheesecakes are a nice change of pace. My family would devour this!

    1. I love savory, what can I say? It was really very tasty.

  7. Your Savory Salmon Cheesecake looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. This is so unique...I kind of want to experiment with it and try out different fish and shellfish. It just looks super yummy!

    1. I was really pleased with it, and I've already made it again.

  9. Interesting and unusual. Thanks


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