Shrimp Mini Smorrebrod (Smorrebrod med Rejer)

Shrimp Mini Smorrebrod (Smorrebrod med Rejer)

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From: EatingWell Magazine May/June 2008

Baby shrimp and tangy lemon top thinly sliced rye bread in this easy Danish appetizer. Smørrebrød—which translates in Danish to "buttered bread"—are endlessly creative open-face sandwiches, meant to be eaten with a knife and fork as a light meal. Here we make appetizer-size smørrebrød, perfect for entertaining.

Ingredients 16 servings

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  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped capers
  • 16 slices cocktail-size thin rye or pumpernickel bread
  • 9 ounces cooked salad (or baby) shrimp
  • 1 lemon, cut into paper-thin wedges


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  1. Combine mayonnaise, shallot, parsley, mustard and capers in a small bowl; cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes (or up to 1 day) to blend flavors.
  2. Spread 1 teaspoon on each slice of bread. Top each piece with a few shrimp and a lemon wedge.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the remoulade (Step 1) for up to 1 day. Cover and refrigerate the assembled smørrebrød for up to 8 hours.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 pieces
  • Per serving: 115 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 44 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 159 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 54 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 428 mg sodium; 53 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat

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