Toast Skagen from Smorgasbord

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Classic Toast with Shrimp and Roe ||| Text excerpted from SMORGASBORD © 2017 by Johanna Kindvall ||| Despite the fact that it’s named after a Danish fishing port, Toast Skagen is a classic Swedish appetizer. It was invented in the 1950s by Tore Wretman, founder of the Gastronomic Academy in Sweden, while he was on a sailing trip to Skagen, Denmark’s northernmost town. When his sailboat suddenly lost wind, Wretman cheered up his crew by whisking together some mayonnaise, hand- peeled shrimp, and fresh dill, then piled it on butter- fried bread and topped it with golden whitefish caviar. This version has the addition of horseradish, which I think goes really well with shrimp. For this recipe, I suggest using extra- small precooked shrimp, but you can also substitute raw shrimp— just be sure to cook them in salted water for a few minutes until cooked through and let them cool completely before adding them to the rest of the ingredients.

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  • Cut the shrimp into smaller pieces.
  • In a medium-size bowl, mix together the dill, lemon juice, relish, and mayonnaise. Add the shrimp and gently mix together. Season with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter, then fry the bread slices until they are a nice color on both sides. You can also toast the slices in a toaster and butter each of them.
  • Arrange each toast on individual small plates. Divide the shrimp salad equally and spread it evenly on each toast. Top with the roe and garnish with a few sprigs of dill. Serve immediately.
  • Recipe courtesy of SMORGASBORD by Johanna Kindvall.
  • Get the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Smorgasbord-Swedish-Breads-Savory-Treats/dp/0399579095/.
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"Classic Toast with Shrimp and Roe ||| Text excerpted from SMORGASBORD © 2017 by Johanna Kindvall ||| Despite the fact that it’s named after a Danish fishing port, Toast Skagen is a classic Swedish appetizer. It was invented in the 1950s by Tore Wretman, founder of the Gastronomic Academy in Sweden, while he was on a sailing trip to Skagen, Denmark’s northernmost town. When his sailboat suddenly lost wind, Wretman cheered up his crew by whisking together some mayonnaise, hand- peeled shrimp, and fresh dill, then piled it on butter- fried bread and topped it with golden whitefish caviar. This version has the addition of horseradish, which I think goes really well with shrimp. For this recipe, I suggest using extra- small precooked shrimp, but you can also substitute raw shrimp— just be sure to cook them in salted water for a few minutes until cooked through and let them cool completely before adding them to the rest of the ingredients."

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    Classic Toast with Shrimp and Roe ||| Text excerpted from SMORGASBORD © 2017 by Johanna Kindvall ||| Despite the fact that it’s named after a Danish fishing port, Toast Skagen is a classic Swedish appetizer. It was invented in the 1950s by Tore Wretman, founder of the Gastronomic Academy in Sweden, while he was on a sailing trip to Skagen, Denmark’s northernmost town. When his sailboat suddenly lost wind, Wretman cheered up his crew by whisking together some mayonnaise, hand- peeled shrimp, and fresh dill, then piled it on butter- fried bread and topped it with golden whitefish caviar. This version has the addition of horseradish, which I think goes really well with shrimp. For this recipe, I suggest using extra- small precooked shrimp, but you can also substitute raw shrimp— just be sure to cook them in salted water for a few minutes until cooked through and let them cool completely before adding them to the rest of the ingredients.
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