Smørrebrød Danish Open Sandwich Shrimp & Asparagus Sandwich for lunch, supper & hors d’oeuvres

The shrimp (rejer) salad sandwich is great for both as a standard sandwich or as small appetizer at your next gathering.


  • 2 -3 slices of white bread (Italian or French)
  • butter (European-style butter is easier to spread)
  • 2 large pieces Boston or Romaine lettuce leaves
  • 6 ounces small baby shrimp (larger shrimp cut into smaller pieces)
  • 4 or 5 large tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 7-9 long spears of white or green asparagus
  • black pepper to taste
  • a couple drops of Worcestershire sauce (lemon juice is another option)
  • chopped parsley or dill for taste & decoration
  • 1 lemon wedge slice for garnish

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Smørrebrød comes from smør og brød
* smør means butter
* brød means bread


You will need 7 or 9 strips of white asparagus and cut into smaller pieces and add into in a bowl. White asparagus is the most traditional for this sandwich.  Add either small size shrimps or cut larger shrimps into smaller pieces into a bowl.  Add 4 or 5 large tablespoons of mayonnaise.  Mix everything together.  Add either a couple drops of Worcestershire sauce (lemon juice is another option).

Next spread butter onto either a slice of French or Italian bread.  Place several pieces of either Boston or Romaine lettuce leaves on the bread.  Scoop several spoonfuls of the shrimp asparagus mixture onto the lettuce. For both decoration and taste add several slices of asparagus on top.  Garnish with a wedge of lemon and chopped dill or parsley.

Serve on plate with silverware.  It is a great sandwich for either lunch or dinner.  If need you desire to serve this as an appetizer, slice the bread into smaller pieces.

Other Scandinavian ways to write open sandwich 
*in Norwegian it is smørbrød
* in Swedish it is smörgås

We hope you enjoyed the video on how to make the Smørrebrød Danish Open Face Sandwich Shrimp (Rejer) & Asparagus Sandwich and recipe! This is a delicious traditional smorrebrod and easy to make.

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