Open Shrimp Sandwich - Raksmorgas

An easy to make, quick, classic Swedish lunch.

2 eggs
4 slices good quality bread
6-8 tbsp mayonnaise
8-12 lettuce leaves
400 g cooked shrimps - hand or machine peeled
1 lemon (some juice and some slices for garnish)
8 small sprigs of dill
4-8 cherry tomatoes

YIELD: Serves 4

COURSE: Sandwiches and Lunch

CUISINE: Swedish


  1. Place the eggs in a saucepan of water. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 8-10 minutes (longer for bigger eggs). Plunge into cold water. After 1 minute, drain and cover with more cold water. Shell when cold.
  2. Spread a light coating of mayonnaise on each slice of bread.
  3. Add the lettuce leaves and spread lightly with mayonnaise.
  4. Slice the eggs and spread them out on top of the lettuce.
  5. Lay the prawns on top of the egg slices.
  6. Garnish with dill sprigs, lemon-slices and cherry tomatoes.
  7. Squeeze a little lemon juice over the prawns and then add a couple of teaspoons of mayonnaise on top of each sandwich.