Swedish Open-Faced Shrimp Sandwiches

These classic Swedish sandwiches, called räksmörgås, are piled high with cooked shrimp, fresh vegetables and finished with a squeeze of lemon juice.

Serves: 4Prep: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill, divided and half chopped
  • 1 lemon, divided
  • 4 slices rye bread
  • 4 butter lettuce leaves
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen salad shrimp, thawed and patted dry
  • 12 grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon chopped dill and 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice. Spread a thin layer of the mixture on the bread.
  • Arrange lettuce, cucumbers and eggs on top of the bread, followed by a handful of shrimp and tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Garnish with lemon wedges and dill sprigs.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.