Swedish Shrimp Sandwich – “Räksmörgås” – Traditional Recipe from Sweden

Swedish Shrimp Sandwich - "Räksmörgås" - Traditional Recipe from Sweden

If you have ever been to Sweden, you must have noticed that there are delicious räkmackor (shrimp /prawn sandwiches) on every corner: in the refrigerated shelves of supermarkets, in cafés and at many petrol stations.

They are considered as the ideal snack between meals. If you are a kind of famished and perhaps desire to eat something “real” instead of kanelbullar, räkmackor are a popular alternative.

Swedish recipes

Order räkmackor in Swedish

En räkmacka, tack! – A shrimp sandwich, please!
Två räkmackor, tack! – Two shrimp sandwiches, please!

Räkmacka recipe

Here is the recipe on how you can make shrimp sandwich at home. It is quite simple…

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  • 1 slice of bread, can also be lightly toasted
  • Butter
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 1 large lettuce leaf
  • 250 g prawns/shrimps
  • Dill
  • 1/2 lemon
  • possibly a slice of cucumber and tomato
  • salt and pepper


  • Butter the bread slices
  • Place the lettuce leaf on top
  • Cut the egg into slices and place on the lettuce leaf
  • Spread the mayonnaise on it
  • Then put the shrimp on it
  • Add little salt and pepper on it
  • A few drops of lemon
  • A slice of lemon and dill for decoration
  • You can also decorate it with a slice of cucumber and tomato to give the prawn sandwich a little more color

I hope you enjoy your Swedish shrimp sandwich! Smaklig måltid! :)

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