Healthy, packed with fresh flavors and super quick to make, this swedish prawn sandwich is a total must-try for seafood lovers!
As you may know already, I’ve been on holiday in Gothenburg a couple of weeks ago and it was the very first time I set foot in Sweden. I was very impressed by the many healthy food options you can find everywhere, from train stations and airports, to sandwich shops and café’s. Colourful salads, delicious raw/vegan treats, plenty of seafood and fresh fish, and LOADS of organic veggies and fruits. One of the most tasty foods I’ve tasted ( together with these crazy good kokosballs) was a fresh a simple open prawn sandwich.
Räksmörgås (also called a räkmacka) is a very popular sandwich in Sweden, and you can find hundreds of these displayed on the counters of fishmongers or cafeteria’s. It’s impossible to leave the country without tasting at least one räksmörgås ( or dozen in my case).
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/shrimps.
It takes literally 5 mins to put together and it’s a super tasty and full-filling sandwich perfect for a well-balanced breakfast/lunch/dinner. This energy-packed swedish prawn sandwich is loaded with healthy nutrients whilst being very healthy. You can even make it lighter if you use just a small dose of mayo (better if you make your own) or substitute with yogurt. I love the fresh, vibrant flavors of all the ingredients together, so I usually opt for a “clean” version, where there’s only a thin layer of mayo spread over the bread.
As a base I used a dark rye bread, but if you have a hard time hunting for it, a common rye bread is a good substitute. Or you know, your favorite bread will do the job just as fine.
This swedish prawn sandwich makes a quick balanced meal, perfect for those busy days – And it’s great to pack in a lunch box and bring with you at work or on a day out on the weekend.
I hope you give this mouthwatering sandwich a try! If you do, please leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it! Or even better, take a picture, tag it #thepetitecook and share it on Instagram! Looking at your foodie shots always makes me smile :)!
Räksmörgås: Swedish Prawn Sandwich
- 2 boiled free-range eggs
- 2 slices brown or normal rye bread or any other good-quality bread
- 4 tbsp mayonnaise
- 4-6 lettuce leaves
- 300 g / 9oz cooked prawns/shrimps unveined and peeled
- juice of 1 lemon + slices for garnish
- 4 small sprigs of dill
- 8 slices cucumber
- Slice the eggs and cucumber into thin slices.
- Spread 1 tbsp of mayonnaise over each slice of bread.
- Season the prawns with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
- Arrange lettuce on top, followed by cucumber,eggs and seasoned prawns.
- Top with extra mayonnaise, garnish with dill and lemon slices, and serve.