Prawn Avocado Open Sandwich – the ultimate sandwich for any given day! It’s filling, easy to make and absolutely delicious. What more could you ask for?
No one can have escaped the avocado toast trend. Even if you haven’t had it yourself, you’re bound to have come across it somehow if you spend any time on social media like instagram.
Today I’m not sharing a recipe for an avocado toast; instead, I’m sharing an elevated version of it – a prawn avocado open sandwich!
This open sandwich is inspired from the Swedish classic räkmacka, which simply is a prawn open sandwich. It consist of bread, usually rye bread, that’s piled with a good layer of mayo, lettuce, prawns (preferably hand peeled prawns), boiled egg and some fresh veg such as tomato and cucumber.
In my version though, I’ve swapped the mayo for an avocado cream. This makes it slightly lighter and more fresh. Also, you can’t go wrong with prawns and avocado together. Throw in the rest of the ingredients which all go well with the avocado and you will have yourself a sandwich that will keep you going for the rest of the day.
WATCH HOW TO MAKE PRAWN AVOCADO SANDWICH
Ideally I like to enjoy this prawn avocado sandwich for lunch or brunch, but can be enjoyed any time of the day!
Rye bread is the best bread to use to make this delicious prawn avocado open sandwich, but of course the bread can be swapped for bread of your choice!
Prawn Avocado Open Sandwich
- 2 ripe avocados
- Handful of dill
- 0.5 zest of lemon
- lemon juice from half a lemon (or to taste)
- salt & pepper
- 2 slices of rye bread
- 250 g peeled prawns
- 2 hard boiled eggs, sliced.
- 1 lettuce leaves
- sliced cucumber (about 3-4 on each sandwich)
- salt and pepper
- lemon wedges
- Place all the ingredients for the avocado cream in a blender. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust the dill and lemon juice to your taste. Season with salt and pepper.
- Prepare the sandwiches by diving the avocado cream on two slices of bread of your choice. Arrange the rest of the ingredients by placing lettuce, cucumber slices, sliced hard boiled egg and prawns.
- Garnish with freshly cracked black pepper and a sprig of dill and a lemon wedge.
- Depending on how large your avocados are, the avocado cream may yield more than two portions. You want there to be a generous amount on each bread slice, but not to much. Any left overs can be used to either make another prawn sandwich or you can serve it as a side to a salad or make an avocado toast with it!
- Make sure your avocados are ripe!
- Freshly hand peeled cooked prawns are best, but prawns in brine work too.
- Gluten free? Serve it on gluten free bread.
- If not gluten free, I highly recommend rye bread.