A dilly, mayonnaisey shrimp sandwich is the classic Norwegian summer food. You can eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And I do! —fiveandspice
shrimp – as small as you can get them! – boiled/steamed until just cooked, and peeled
fresh lemon juice
fresh dill, finely chopped
salt and pepper
pieces of baguette or white, crusty rolls, warmed
In This Recipe
If the shrimp are on the large side, chop them into smaller pieces. In a mixing bowl, fold together the shrimp, mayonnaise, crème fraiche, lemon juice and dill. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Split the pieces of warm baguette or rolls in half. Pile half of the shrimp salad into each sandwich and serve. If you’d really like to be like my tante Mari, a shrimp salad aficcionado if there ever was one, have some salted tomato slices on the side.
I like to say I'm a lazy iron chef (I just cook with what I have around), renegade nutritionist, food policy wonk, and inveterate butter and cream enthusiast! My husband and I own a craft distillery in Northern Minnesota called Vikre Distillery (www.vikredistillery.com), where I claimed the title, "arbiter of taste." I also have a doctorate in food policy, for which I studied the changes in diet and health of new immigrants after they come to the United States. I myself am a Norwegian-American dual citizen. So I have a lot of Scandinavian pride, which especially shines through in my cooking on special holidays. Beyond loving all facets of food, I'm a Renaissance woman (translation: bad at focusing), dabbling in a variety of artistic and scientific endeavors.