Shrimp Mini Smørrebrød (Smørrebrød med Rejer)

May/June 2008

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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.

Shrimp Mini Smørrebrød (Smørrebrød med Rejer)

Makes: 16 pieces

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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


  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.

Tips & Notes

  • 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.


Per 2 pieces: 113 calories; 3 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 48 mg cholesterol; 13 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 9 g protein; 1 g fiber; 304 mg sodium; 73 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat

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Type of Dish
Ease of Preparation
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Health & Diet Considerations
Diabetes appropriate
Low carbohydrate
8 or more
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