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Smoked Trout Cheesecake With Sweet And Sour Red Onions

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Ingredients
For crust
  Roasted hazelnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), skins removed, minced
  Butter 6 Tablespoon (3/4 Stick, At Room Temperature For Crust:)
For filling
  Cream cheese 1 1⁄2 Pound, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (24 Ounce)
  Eggs 6
  Sour cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sifted flour 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Lemon 1 , zest grated
  Lime 1⁄2 , zest grated
  Orange 1⁄2 , zest grated
  Lemon 1⁄2 , juiced
  Flaked smoked trout/Other smoked fish 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Minced green onions 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Tabasco sauce 4 Dash
For sweet and sour red onions
  Red wine vinegar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Red onions 2 Large, sliced and separated into rings
  Brined capers 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to temperature of 350 degrees.

MAKING
2) To prepare the crust, grease a springform pan of 10-inches.
3) Mix the nuts with butter in bowl and firmly pat the nut-butter mix onto the prepared pan's bottom. Make sure it is even. Set aside.
4) To prepare the filling, in a large bowl place the cream cheese and beat it well with an electric mixer till it is creamy and soft.
5) On at a time, blend in the eggs carefully. Beat after each addition till blended well.
6) Add the flour, lemon, lime and orange zest, lemon juice and sour cream. Beat well.
7) Add the green onions, smoked trout, salt, pepper and Tabasco. Mix well.
8) Pour the cheese mix into the prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes.
9) Turn off the heat and let the cheesecake stay in the oven for another 60 minutes.
10) Allow to cool to room temperature and then cover. Chill overnight.
11) To prepare the sweet and sour onions, in a saucepan, mix the vinegar and sugar.
12) Place oven medium flame and cook for about 5 minutes.
13) In a bowl,place the capers and onion and pour the heated vinegar mix all over it. Allow to stand at room temperature, occasionally stirring, for 3 to 4 hours.

SERVING
14) Cut the cheesecake into thin slices and serve with the onions alongside as a relish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Onion
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes

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