Cajun Shrimp Party Cheesecake
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs
8 oz. Package CHUTTER, softened
8 oz. Package Cream Cheese, Softened
2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Celery
1 Cup ( or 4 1/2 oz. Can ) Shrimp
Melt butter in small saucepan; add crumbs and mix well.
Press crumbs on bottom of buttered 8-inch springform pan. In food processor or mixer, blend CHUTTER and cream cheese until fluffy. Coarsely chop shrimp (save 5-6 for garnish) and add with celery to cheese mixture. Process quickly on and off 5 or 6 times until just mixed. Spread mixture evenly over crumbs in pan. Chill overnight. Remove to platter. Garnish with whole shrimp and parsley.
Makes 16 small pie-shaped wedges or may be spread on crackers.
(Double recipe for larger cheesecake)
Variation: Use 2 small springform pans instead of one big one to make small trays for your party (pictured).
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