Shrimp Scampi Cheesecake Appetizer-Valentine's Day,

Shrimp Scampi Cheesecake Appetizer Recipe

     1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 onion
    6 teaspoons minced garlic
    1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
    12 shells puff pastry, baked
    4 tablespoons butter or margarine
    3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
    4 eggs
    1/2 cup heavy cream
    16 ounces smoked Gouda, grated
    2 teaspoons salt
  • PREP 45 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 10 mins
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a large skillet over medium-low heat, warm oil and saute onions and garlic until onions are translucent; set aside to cool. When cool, pour off liquid reserving garlic.
  • Cut shrimp into 1/2 inch pieces, reserving 12 uncut for garnish. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, melt butter and add reserved garlic and all shrimp; cook shrimp for 2 to 4 minutes or until done.
  • Remove center circle and a small portion of inside of cooled puff pastry shells.
  • In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy; add one egg at a time and beat until well mixed. Add cream, Gouda, onions, shrimp and salt.
  • Spoon filling into puff pastry shells.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is browned on top. Garnish with whole shrimp and chopped chives; serve.