• 1 head lettuce , leaves washed and dried
  • 1 loaf bread (dark rye preferred)
  • 3 ounces butter , softened for spreading (or margarine)
  • 6 ounces cooked shrimp (or small prawns)
  • 2 small tomatoes , sliced thinly
  • 1 small red onion , sliced into thin rings
  • 6 ounces salami , thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces blue cheese , sliced
  • 2 ounces havarti cheese , sliced
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs , sliced
  • 3 ounces smoked salmon , thinly sliced
  • 3 ounces gravlax , sliced
  • 2 ounces pickled herring
  • black pepper , to taste
  • 1 lemon , sliced thinly (garnish)
  • 2 gherkins (garnish)
  • dill , to taste (garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons garden cress (or baby mustard cress, garnish)
  • 1 Butter each slice of bread you want to use then proceed with ingredients for any one of the options below:.
  • 2 Salami and tomato – cover the bread with slices of salami. Add slices of tomato and some onion rings.
  • 3 Prawns and lemon – put a lettuce leaf onto the bread. Spoon prawns on top and add some black pepper and a twisted slice of lemon.
  • 4 Blue cheese and lettuce – cover the bread with lettuce and thin slices of blue cheese. Sprinkle cress on top.
  • 5 Cheese and tomato – lay thin slices of Havarti cheese on the bread. Then, lay a row of sliced tomato along the middle. Add a gherkin garnish.
  • 6 Smoked salmon and egg – cover the bread with slices of hard-boiled egg and smoked salmon. Sprinkle it with chopped dill.
  • 7 Lettuce, egg and herring – lay slices of hard-boiled egg and fillet of pickled herring on the bread. Sprinkle it with cress.
  • 8 Garnishes:.
  • 9 Cut a slice of lemon in half. Make a cut in the middle of each half, then twist the ends so that the slice stands up.
  • 10 Make thin cuts along the length of a gherkin, cutting almost to the end. Then, spread the slices out like a fan.