Danish Smørrebrød With Salmon

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Danish Smørrebrød With Salmon

Danish Smørrebrød with salmon looks-like a simple appetizer, but truly delicious and hearty. Topped with classic combos such as roast-beef, roasted veggies, herring, or smoked salmon, these Scandinavian sandwiches are an utterly evening treat.

Complicated? No. 

This Danish Smørrebrød topped with salmon is one of the best side-dishes to have while you are partying or you are having a busy evening. 

What a delicious evening treat one can have when serving a satisfying and hearty salmon smørrebrød. I simply adore smørrebrød with anything. Topped with a creamy texture and some fresh veggies, your sandwiches or tartines will make your evening dinner look fancier and more stylish. 

This Danish famous smørrebrød sandwich is served with different kinds of flavorful, as well as healthy toppings. Easy to make and very popular on festive tables. They serve as great and tasty appetizers or easy-to-make side-dishes served next to any salad or garnitures. 

Good quality fresh/smoked salmon pairs so well with some reddish slices, fresh cucumber and a creamy eggy topping. I simply adore that quick snack that is so simple to assemble and so delicious to savour. 

Danish Smørrebrød With Salmon

I came across these Danish smørrebrød sandwiches not so many years ago. Since then I have tried to make them more often and of different toppings. Smorrebrod only sounds complicated, but on the contrary, it is quickly assembled and tastes amazing. I have tried many Danish sandwich variations but topped with fish, they have conquered my heart. If you have a good quality piece of salmon, then you will easily assemble one of the best-tasting Danish smørrebrød with salmon. Also, this smørrebrød can be made in advanced and can be assembled just before serving. They are eaten cold, so it is at your discretion to make them any time you want. 

Also, you can check another famous smørrebrød made of herring. 

What is a Danish Smørrebrød?

The famous Danish Smørrebrød became worldwide popular due to their easy way of making and delicious toppings. Anything you have will make your sandwich-like taste and look fabulous. 

An authentic Danish Smørrebrød is a buttered bread, often used a black rye bread, topped with a flavorful base and layers of pickles and proteins. Nowadays, it has a more stylish and greater look, but the taste and layering have remained the same.

Danish Smørrebrød With Salmon

How to eat a Smørrebrød?

The etiquette advises you to eat it with a knife and a fork. Well, this is definitely a nice way to have a smørrebrød in a restaurant. But, in my family, we use our hands to eat that big and tasty smørrebrød topped with lots of ingredients. If I am eating it with a knife and fork it depends to fall down all that I have layered over my tartine. 

How to make Danish Smørrebrød with Salmon?

Danish Smørrebrød With Salmon

This Danish delight is probably one of the best delicious sandwiches you will ever eat, easy to put together, truly fancy and impressive in appearance, versatile, and flavorful. 

If we translate smørrebrød we see that Smør means butter and brod means bread in Danish. An easy name to gain acclaimed popularity around the world. Also, the topping for this great Danish sandwich is never-ending as you can add and personalize it anyway.

So, this smørrebrød topped with smoked salmon is not anything else than a piece of thin dark rye slice of bread greased with a creamy texture and topped with fresh smoky salmon. 

To make a homemade delicious Danish Smørrebrød you need not so many ingredients but you will need quality and good smelling smoked salmon.

Danish-style rye bread is the famous and traditional base for an authentic smørrebrød. However, you can use any kind you like and want. If you want it to be white bread, go ahead and make it with a bread thin slice. 

Danish Smørrebrød With Salmon

For the creamy texture: you will need 3 boiled eggs, 1 fresh cucumber, 1 cup of mayo, 1 clove of garlic, some lime or lemon juice as well as some zest, some chopped dill and spring onion. Once the eggs are hard-boiled, grate three-egg whitenings and one egg yolk, 1 cucumber, 1 clove of garlic, add 1 cup of mayo and chop dill and spring onion. Mix well the ingredients and top over the thin slice of bread. Over, add the smoked salmon with some rounds of reddish, cucumber, and lemon. 

So simple, but so delicious that you will want to make this Scandinavian treats more often at your home.

Danish Smørrebrød With Salmon

Can you make Danish Smørrebrød in advance?

Definitely you can make this great and tasting Danish Smørrebrød in advance. The mixture can be made a night before your party, as well as the salmon. Assemble the sandwich before your guests arrive and garnish with some greenies. 

Et voila. 

Simple, delicious, and healthy!

Danish Smørrebrød With Salmon

Danish Smørrebrød With Salmon

Danish Smørrebrød with salmon looks-like a simple appetizer, but truly delicious and hearty. Topped with classic combos such as roast-beef, roasted veggies, herring, or smoked salmon, these Scandinavian sandwiches are an utterly evening treat.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Servings 3
Calories 657 kcal


  • cutting board


  • 4 black rye bread
  • 8 slices smoked salmon
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 reddish

For the creamy filling:

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 lemon juice and zest
  • some chopped dill and spring onion


  • Heat the stove and put 3 eggs to boil. Boil around 7 minutes until you will obtain hard-boiled eggs.
  • Meanwhile, start cutting other ingredients. Thinly cut 3 or 4 slices of black rye bread. Chop some onion, dill, 1 cucumber, and 1 clove of garlic.
  • Once the eggs are boiled, grate them thinly (three-egg whitenings and one egg yolk) and add to the bowl of grated ingredients. Add the mayo and mix well. Add salt and pepper at the taste.
  • Start layering the Danish Smørrebrød. Grease the creamy texture over the bread, add the smoked salmon, and top some slices of lemon, reddish, and cucumber.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 657kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 17gFat: 63gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 207mgSodium: 958mgPotassium: 355mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 405IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 2mg
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