Sylvia’s Crayfish Prawn Sandwich with a Difference

Sylvia's Crayfish Prawn Sandwich

Festive food left-overs anyone? I have come to the rescue. This is not a recipe but an idea turned into a simply delicious mouth-watering mid-festive season meal, snack, appetiser, canapé, hors d’oeuvre or whatever because you are tired and can’t be bothered to cook! Well, that’s completely understandable after Christmas Day. Here is something that will satisfy even the fussiest diner. It’s easy. It’s simple. It uses so called ‘left-overs’ in a luxurious way. Looks stunning and very appetising. An idea for New Year’s Eve appetisers maybe? You could even get the children to prepare it for you whilst you lounge around in the sunshine or shade with a glass of bubbles in hand. Without further ado, here we go.
Take it easy and enjoy! Sylvia xx

(As per my dish above. Exact quantities don’t matter here. It’s about mixing and matching what you have on hand)
So, I used:

  • Several slices of a soft sourdough rye Vienna loaf.
  • My fresh home-made mayonnaise. **
  • Finely chopped (yes, finely) cooked prawns, crayfish, cooked crab or cold smoked salmon or other cooked seafood.
  • Mixed herbs finely chopped – parsley, dill, chives.
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Optional extras: tomato paste, saffron infused in little lemon juice, paprika, mustard – use your culinary imagination

** Quality bought mayonnaise is fine too. I’ll allow that this time. 🙂 Learn about sauces in my Sauces for Courses Classes. They are delicious!


  • Simply cut the crusts off the bread slices.
  • Cut the slices into small squares, rectangles, rounds – be creative and have fun.
  • Mix the mayonnaise with one of the optional extras if you wish.
  • Add the finely chopped seafood allowing for a reasonable portion of mayonnaise so the mix is not too dry and not too moist but just right. 🙂
  • Mix in the herbs. Season to taste with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
  • Place a piece of cut bread onto a chopping board and spread some of the filling onto it leaving a little room around the edges.
  • Place the other cut slice on top. Gently press down but not so much as to squeeze the filling out. 😮
  • Serve in a festive fashion on a platter and decorate with edible flowers or jingle bells.
  • Then … devour these delicious sandwiches with a difference with glass of sparkling in hand, feet up, kick back and, Relax!

Enjoy! Sylvia xx

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