Using Fresh Salmon in Your Salmon Chowder Recipe

salmon chowder recipe

Salmon Chowder is one of the most versatile foods you can cook. It doesn’t matter if you cook it every day or only a couple of times. It can be served cold, warm, on top of stews and pasta, or as a hearty stew. It is great on just about any kind of meal, and it doesn’t take a lot of effort to make.

An Overview

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A good salmon chowder recipe will start with high quality canned fish. Cooked fish should contain no less than 3 pounds of fish per eight ounce serving. Some people like to add smoked salmon, but it’s not necessary. If smoked salmon is included in the ingredients, then reduce the amount of salt in the recipe slightly. Other ingredients to include are: onions, celery, potatoes, mushrooms, dill, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, pepper, and Cayenne pepper. Some spices you may want to add are: basil, garlic, Cayenne, lemon juice, lemon pepper, ginger, mustard, and tomatoes.

One very simple way to make your own salmon chowder recipe is to cook the soup ingredients together in a large stockpot until the onions are translucent. Then, add the mushrooms, dill, leeks, and salt and let everything simmer on a medium heat for about an hour. When the soup is simmering, add the vegetable mixture and any seasonings, and turn the heat down a bit if it’s still a bit too hot for you. You can also puree the soup if you prefer a creamier taste. Puree the soup by using 2 cups of chopped fresh salmon, 1 tablespoon cream, enough lemon juice to fully extract the flavor, and a whole lot of fresh squeezed lemon juice.

Wonderful Way To Enjoy

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Another wonderful way to enjoy a good salmon chowder recipe is to use canned salmon instead of fresh. Although canned salmon might be higher in fats than fresh, it tastes delicious and is much lower in sodium, making it a healthier option in many ways. Using canned salmon will save you a trip to the grocery store and is also much cheaper than cooking fresh salmon. If you’re short on time but would like to try this type of soup, just make sure that you drain the liquid completely before putting it in the pot.

Many folks find that adding salt to their soup makes it more tasty. Adding the right amount of salt to your dish depends on what kind of fish you’re serving as well as how salty you want your dish to be. When it comes to salmon, experts have said that you should go with the mildest salt you can find, which is one or two teaspoons of table salt. For some recipes, you can use white salt, but that will greatly alter the taste of the final dish. Most people who make salmon chowder add cream to the mix because it thickens the soup and makes it richer.

Another Aspect

Another aspect of this dish to consider is the type of potatoes you decide to use. Some people love the flavor in their potatoes, while others tend to avoid it. Some of the tastiest flavors come from grated potatoes, while others stick with the traditional white variety. The good news is that you don’t always need to grate the potatoes when making this type of soup. If you cook it on the stove, you can simply mash them into the soup instead of cutting them.

When picking out the other ingredients for this creamy recipe, you have plenty of options. You can include cream, eggs, nuts, vegetables (onions and bell peppers are excellent), cheese, chicken broth, and even fennel. Fennel is an ingredient used in Italian recipes that many people love, so if you don’t have fennel in your fridge, look for a fennel seed packet or a ground up seed instead. Other herbs that work well with chowder are basil, garlic, and thyme.


Once you get the basic recipe down, then you can start fine-tuning it based on what you like in terms of flavor. For example, did you like the smoked paprika flavor, but not the smoky flavor? How about adding flavorings like bacon or soy sauce? Whatever you end up choosing, the recipe will be more flavorful when you’re using fresh salmon in it.

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