I could have this prawn open sandwich (Swedish shrimp sandwich) every single day and I would never get bored of it. Just so good and so, so refreshing.
My love for Swedish shrimp sandwich
Scandinavians can deliver when it comes to open sandwiches and seafood. It’s where I’ve had the most amazing open sandwiches in my entire life. I particularly remember the ones in Stockholm and Oslo or Copenhagen- oh that smørrebrød!! I believe in Danish rmeans the open-faced sandwich.
I have to say that I really miss those bread! All these beautiful dark rye bread. That dense sourdough rye bread that we had in Denmark was absolutely to die for and in Sweden, the variety of healthy bread was absolutely incredible. You can tell I was so very impressed.
Right now...I could do with any Scandinavian country, Sweden I loved enormously, Finland was so amazing with all the fjords and that seafood we had and the glass or two of good quality white wine on the boat, oh yeah, all those amazing memories. That tranquillity and serene beauty of the fjords I can’t wait to go back actually and kids so agree with this. What an amazing land, what and how amazing the people were, we really felt extraordinarily good. Scandinavia and the Scandinavians rock! It is all I can say.
Open sandwich ideas
In Denmark, they make this blue cheese pear and hazelnut open-faced sandwich, OMG! And all the pickles and all that Danish blue cheese and all that amazing herring that they have over there I actually want to go back there right now!
The variety and combinations of toppings for those open sandwiches are huge so you can top it up with whatever you like from sweet to savory to sour or even bitter or a mix of all these.
This is also a great idea for any entertaining meal to serve as a starter as it is very easy to put together if you have everything in terms of ingredients and sauce prepared and ready to go. It is ready in a flash.
This open-faced sandwich it's made with very simple ingredients such as bread, eggs, lettuce, cucumber, lemon, dill, mayonnaise, and of course cooked prawns/shrimp.
It takes 5 mins to put together and it's a super tasty and pretty full-filling sandwich perfect for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner.
Here is, for now, a recipe for a nice homemade spelt flour bread.
Prawn, radish and cucumber open sandwich
For the sandwich:
- 4 slices bread (wholemeal) rye or any you like
- 60 g mixed leaves salad I used watercress, spinach and rocket salad or rucola
- 240 g prawns /scampi cooked
- 100 g cucumber finely sliced
- 6-8 radishes
For the sauce:
- 3 tbsp Greek yoghurt
- 1 tbsp olive oil mayonnaise
- 1/2 tbsp ketchup
- 1/4 tsp sriracha sauce (optional) for a little kick
- 1/2 lemon its juice
- 1 tbsp brandy (optional)
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1 pinch pepper
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper to garnish
- Start by making the dressing/sauce in a bowl by mixing the yoghurt, mayo, ketchup, the lemon juice, the brandy (if you decided to use) and the salt n’ pepper. Add a the little sriracha sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper if you want a little kick.
- Arrange the bread slices on the serving plates and started topping with the salad, scatter some chopped cucumber, sliced radishes.
- Pile on the prawns and top with some of the sauce. Repeat this for each sandwich.
- Scatter a pinch of cayenne pepper to finish off and serve.
I’m not really a butter person but I’d never say no to any good old cheese. Oh, la, la!?? Few topping combinations and ideas as mentioned: • blue cheese, pear and hazelnut;
• roast beef, horseradish, and pickle;
• pickled herring ( another one of my
• smoked salmon creme cheese and dill;
• roasted tomato and cream cheese;
• tuna melts with red onion and Parmesan;
• prosciutto with peach and feta cheese crumbles
• prosciutto with cucumber and hummus
• hummus olives cucumber and smoked salmon;
• boiled egg with prawns and avocado;
• calamari instead of prawns Seriously the options are endless. Just open your fridge and see what do you see/have in there that would make a delicious open sandwich. The topping is very important obviously for this to come out a treat, but for me what it really makes the sandwich special is the actual bread.
Did you make this superb and quick prawn salad open sandwich?
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Amanda Wren-Grimwood says
The colours look amazing and I could eat prawns every day too! The radish adds a delicious peppery crunch too.
Thank you so much Amanda. Absolutely true, same here, prawns are so delicious. Radishes are a great addition to this indeed. Crunchy ,peppery and super refreshing.??
Pam Greer says
What an absolutely gorgeous open faced sandwich! I am jealous of all your travels and the yummy sandwiches that you've eaten!
Oh, thank you so much Pam. I really miss Scandinavia. Next country to visit is Iceland and we can say we’ve done it all. Amazing food, amazing countries, amazing people. ☺️?