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.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together mayonnaise, creme fraiche, chopped dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until well combined. Stir in shrimp.

  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-high heat, and saute half the bread triangles until golden brown and crisp. Transfer to a plate, and saute remaining bread in remaining tablespoon butter.

  • Spoon a generous amount of shrimp mixture onto toasts. Top each toast with caviar, and garnish with dill sprigs. Serve with lemon wedges. Shrimp mixture can be refrigerated 1 day.

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Rating: 2 stars
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.