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Delicious Prawn Sandwich Recipe with Lemon and Dill

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prawn sandwich recipe - sourdough rye bread lightly toasted and topped with king prawns in a creamy dressing, sprinkled with dilll and cress, cucumber side salad next to the open sandwiches

A super simple Swedish style prawn sandwich recipe. A lunch of totally delicious lightly toasted sourdough rye bread topped with prawns in a creamy dressing with dill and lemon zest.

This is just the nicest sandwich recipe, big juicy king prawns tossed in a creamy dressing spiked with just a tiny hit of horseradish. So if you’re looking for delicious prawn sandwich ideas then I think you’ll just love this!

All piled onto hot buttered toast, garnished with finely chopped dill, mustard cress and lemon zest.

Our open prawn sandwich recipe is super simple to make and you can have this on the table ready to eat in less than 10 minutes.

It’s ideal as a delicious lunch or simple weeknight dinner.

Prawn Sandwich Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 slices sourdough rye bread – feel free to switch to any other bread you like – try wholegrain or tiger bread.
  • 1 tbs butter – I always use butter, but you can use a olive oil or sunflower spread if you prefer
  • 200g cooked king prawns
  • 1 tbs mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp horseradish sauce
  • small bunch of dill – I grow this in my little herb garden, it’s a lovely herb to have to hand, great with fish or eggs.
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • small handful of cress
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How to make Swedish style prawn sandwiches

prawn sandwich recipe - sourdough rye bread lightly toasted and topped with king prawns in a creamy dressing, sprinkled with dilll and cress, cucumber side salad next to the open sandwiches

I like to make these sandwiches on sourdough rye bread, lightly toasted with lots of butter.

Whilst the bread toasts mix up the creamy prawn topping.

Just add the horseradish sauce to the mayonnaise and mix it together.

Then tip in the prawns and stir them into the dressing gently.

Pile the prawns onto the toast and scatter over the chopped dill, lemon zest and cress.

I have to eat them straightaway, our open prawn sandwich recipe is far too delicious to wait! If I’m making this as a simple dinner I’d probably add a glass of icy cold Chardonnay on the side.

You can use the prawns tossed in horseradish, mayonnaise and lemon zest as a delicious prawn sandwich filler too, it’s delicious on wholemeal bread.

prawn sandwich recipe - sourdough rye bread lightly toasted and topped with king prawns in a creamy dressing, sprinkled with dilll and cress, cucumber side salad next to the open sandwiches

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Best Prawn Sandwich Recipe

Yield: Serves 2

Prawn Sandwich Recipe

sourdough rye bread lightly toasted and topped with king prawns in a creamy dressing, sprinkled with dilll and cress, cucumber side salad next to the open sandwiches

A tasty Swedish style prawn sandwich with lemon and dill dressing.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 slices sourdough rye bread
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 200g cooked king prawns
  • 1 tbs mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp horseradish sauce 
  • small bunch of dill
  • zest of one lemon
  • small handful of cress

Instructions

  1. Lightly toast the bread, then butter and put onto serving plates.
  2. Mix together the mayonnaise and horseradish sauce (add more or less horseradish to suit your taste)
  3. Gently stir the prawns into the dressing.
  4. Pile the prawns onto the toast.
  5. Scatter over the chopped dill, lemon zest and cress - season with salt and cracked black pepper to taste.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 230mgSodium: 1468mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 29g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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