This starter, named for a fishing port in northern Denmark, was created by Swedish restaurateur Tore Wretman in 1958. Its appeal remains fresh and modern. If there is an Ikea near you, swing by to pick up the precooked small Swedish shrimp available there; they are a real taste of Sweden.
I just returned from Sweden and had Skagen Toast at three different locations. While this recipe is tasty, it is too runny. The Skagen Toast I had in Stockholm was more the consistency of mayo. I don;t know what the consistency is of Swedish mayo is but I used Dukes with the creme fraiche and it produced a more watery sauce.