Toast Skagen

This is a tasty and fresh Swedish open sandwich that deserves the freshest ingredients. As a Pescatarian although I am reducing my intake of fish these day, this is strangely satisfying lunch. I say strangely because it doesn’t look like a big portion on the plate but the combination of dense rye bread, creamy avocado and crayfish mayonnaise is a filling meal.

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I first encountered these types of open sandwiches at a local cafe called 3 Course, which serves all sorts of authentic Scandinavian food. (my husband is Swedish so if he says it’s authentic I trust it is…)

Traditionally I’ve found Swedish food quite heavy and meaty but I’ve tried these delicious Toast Skagen’s in Stockholm and as Canapes at a wedding and they are my firm favourite style of Swedish food at the moment. I’m hoping to be introduced to more Scandinavian dishes to share with you!

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Toast Skagen

  • 200 grams fresh shelled crayfish
  • 2 tablespoons of homemade mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon creme fraiche
  • Large tablespoon of chopped dill
  • teaspoon dijon mustard
  • Tablespoon of finely chopped red onion
  • Salt & pepper
  • Slices of rye bread
  • Avocado
  • Optional fish roe for the topping
  • Lemon & salad leaves to serve

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