Räksmörgås (Swedish Shrimp Salad Sandwiches) – Midsummer Part 2


To me, no food says “Summer in Sweden” quite like Räksmörgås. Served usually open face on either hard bread or a slice of rye, this is the core of our Midsummer table.

So, how do we make this delicious dish?

Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 2 lbs cooked & shelled shrimp*
  • 1 bunch fresh dill
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise

* note: if you send someone out to get you shrimp because you are busy preparing other things (for example, your Father-in-law), make sure to specify PEELED or SHELLED shrimp, or preparation times can get much longer



Fine chop the dill. It should give you about a cup of chopped dill when you are done.

Grab a large mixing bowl.


Add the cooked shrimp.


I did have to peel these (I had quite the horrifying bag of shrimp heads at the end of it). While it was time consuming, I have to say the quality of the shrimp is much higher this way.


Add your chopped dill


Should pretty much cover the shrimp


Add the mayonnaise


Your main ingredients are ready


Mix together well

At this point taste your mix and add salt and pepper. As much or as little as you want, it’s your Räksmörgås!


Served on hard bread with a nice slice of hard boiled egg


For me, the egg is the finishing touch that makes the sandwich


The Midsummer food table is shaping up!

Sit outside and enjoy your Räksmörgås !


Glad Midsommar and Bon Apetit!


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