Edam Cheese With Shrimp Stuffing

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  • add   1 large onion
  • add   1 egg
  • add   1 large tomato
  • add   3/4 lb raw shrimp
  • add   1/2 teaspoon salt
  • add   black pepper
  • add   3 tablespoons butter
  • add   1/4 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • add   6 pimento stuffed olives
  • add   4 lbs edam cheese
  • add   2 tablespoons raisins
  • add   1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut a 1 inch-thick slice off the top of the cheese.
  2. Using a spoon, scoop out the center of the cheese, forming a shell 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Hollow out the lid.
  4. Place the cheese in a large pot and pour cold water to cover.
  5. Soak for 1 hour.
  6. Meanwhile, grate the cheese pulled from the center to make 2 cups; set aside.
  7. Prepare the shrimp and rinse in cold water; set aside.
  8. Drain the cheese shell well.
  9. Place the bottom in a baking dish with high sides just large enough to hold cheese.
  10. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  11. Melt butter in a skillet.
  12. Saute onions for about 5 minutes over medium-low heat.
  13. Add the tomato and seasoning and cook until all liquid has evaporated.
  14. Transfer vegetables to a large bowl.
  15. Gently fold in the shrimp, grated cheese, bread crumbs, olives, and raisins.
  16. Then add the beaten egg.
  17. Turn this mixture into the cheese bottom and top with lid.
  18. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
  19. Top should be bubbly and golden brown.
  20. Serve immediately.