Classic Swedish Toast Skagen

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“From, this is a classic Swedish recipe. First introduced in 1958, Toast Skagen is now served at many restaurants across the country. It's a recipe that lends itself to experimentation - try adding minced onion or grated horseradish to taste (some recipes even add a dash of chili sauce), or substitute baked potatoes or avocados for the fried toast points.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 slices of good bread, preferably homemade
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 lb cooked shrimp, baby-sized peeled and chilled
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, chilled
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream, chilled or 3 tablespoons cream, frache chilled
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 6 ounces salmon roe or 6 ounces lump fish roe
  • lemon slices and additional dill (to garnish)


  1. Cut the crusts from the bread. Spread butter of both sides and fry the toast in a skillet over medium heat (or better yet, over a backyard grill) until toasted, flipping once. Remove from the pan and cut each piece in half diagonally.
  2. Gently fold together the baby shrimp, mayonnaise, sour cream, and chopped dill; spoon the mixture on the toast points.
  3. Top each toast with a teaspoon of salmon roe. Garnish with lemon slices and additional dill and serve.

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