Swedish Shrimp Salad also called Skagenröra

Swedish Shrimp Salad

I have been wanting to share one of my favorite summer delights for awhile. This is the classic Swedish Shrimp Salad or also called the Skagenröra. It’s simple, delicious and just heavenly. You can eat it with potatoes or as most Swedes do eat it with some toast as an open faced sandwich which makes it a shrimp sandwich also called Räksmörgås!

Swedish Shrimp Salad

I usually just buy the precooked none peeled shrimp and peel it myself. Don’t get the biggest shrimp (no flavor), and don’t get the smallest ones either (mushy), but medium size.  What you really want is this kind from Atlantic Ocean.

Just mix it all together, and enjoy it during a warm summer night with some nice white wine.

And if you are wondering what the other sandwich is – that is my homemade cured gravlax with mustard sauce.

These two sandwiches is a classic childhood summer dinner for me!

Swedish Shrimp Salad

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Swedish Shrimp Salad also called Skagenröra

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 15 minutes


17 oz (500g) fresh cooked shrimp
3 tbsp mayo
3 tbsp (½ dl) crème fresh or sour cream
3 tbsp fresh dill nicely chopped
1 tbsp of nicely chopped red onion
1 tsp lemon juice
Few drops hot sauce
Pinch Salt
Freshly ground white pepper


Peel the shrimp. Mix the mayo and the creme fresh or sour cream. Mix in the shrimp, dill and onion. Then add the lemon juice, hot sauce, salt and white pepper to taste.

Serve with potatoes or over some toast.

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