Shrimp Sandwich (Räksmörgås)


Seafood is very popular in Sweden, especially on the west coast where fishing has a long tradition and history.

For many generations, fishing was the main occupation, and fish and seafood were an important part of the local diet. Today local fish and seafood are considered a delicacy.

Räkmacka is an open-faced sandwich, generally served on rye bread. It’s topped with lettuce, mayonnaise, egg, dill, caviar, and a generous amount of shrimp.

The sandwich serves both as an appetizer or as a main dish. Generally, the amount of shrimp on the sandwich tells quite a bit about the standard of the restaurant.


Shrimp Sandwich (Räksmörgås)



  • 4 slices white sandwich bread
  • margarine or butter
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • 400 g (14 oz.) fresh cooked shrimps



  • 1 dl mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chili-sauce
  • salt, pepper



Trim the crust. Spread the bread and cover it with lettuce and sliced eggs. Peel the shrimps and put them on top. Beat together the ingredients for the dressing and pour over the shrimps. If desired, garnish with a few shrimps on top, dill sprigs, and a piece of lemon.


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