Smorgasbord or Smorrebrod (Denmark)

Recipe by Tinkerbell
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 3-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    head lettuce, leaves washed and dried
  • 1
    loaf bread (dark rye preferred)
  • 3
    ounces butter, softened for spreading (or margarine)
  • 6
    ounces cooked shrimp (or small prawns)
  • 2
    small tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • 1
    small red onion, sliced into thin rings
  • 6
    ounces salami, thinly sliced
  • 2
    ounces blue cheese, sliced
  • 2
    ounces havarti cheese, sliced
  • 2
  • 3
    ounces smoked salmon, thinly sliced
  • 3
    ounces gravlax, sliced
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1
    lemon, sliced thinly (garnish)
  • 2
    gherkins (garnish)
  • dill, to taste (garnish)
  • 2
    tablespoons garden cress (or baby mustard cress, garnish)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Butter each slice of bread you want to use then proceed with ingredients for any one of the options below:.
  • Salami and tomato - cover the bread with slices of salami. Add slices of tomato and some onion rings.
  • Prawns and lemon - put a lettuce leaf onto the bread. Spoon prawns on top and add some black pepper and a twisted slice of lemon.
  • Blue cheese and lettuce - cover the bread with lettuce and thin slices of blue cheese. Sprinkle cress on top.
  • Cheese and tomato - lay thin slices of Havarti cheese on the bread. Then, lay a row of sliced tomato along the middle. Add a gherkin garnish.
  • Smoked salmon and egg - cover the bread with slices of hard-boiled egg and smoked salmon. Sprinkle it with chopped dill.
  • Lettuce, egg and herring - lay slices of hard-boiled egg and fillet of pickled herring on the bread. Sprinkle it with cress.
  • Garnishes:.
  • Cut a slice of lemon in half. Make a cut in the middle of each half, then twist the ends so that the slice stands up.
  • Make thin cuts along the length of a gherkin, cutting almost to the end. Then, spread the slices out like a fan.
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