Friday, December 9, 2011

Salmon Chowder

Thanks to my dad, who goes salmon fishing every year, and my mom, who likes to can, I have several jars of canned salmon on hand at all times. This salmon is a lifesaver on busy days, especially during the crazy holiday season. And my kids LOVE salmon. No one ever complains about dinner when I serve salmon.

At a moment's notice, I can throw together recipes like Salmon Cakes and Tuscan Salmon Pasta. They both contain ingredients that I regularly stock in my pantry and kitchen.

Or I can make this chowder. This soup is warm and satisfying on a cold evening, and like the other recipes I mentioned, it's easy to keep these ingredients on hand for a last-minute meal.

Salmon Chowder
Source: Inspired by

3 tbsp. olive oil
¾ cup onion, finely chopped
½ cup celery, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp. flour
3 cups MSPI-friendly chicken broth or water
1½ cups rice milk
2 cups potatoes, diced
2 carrots, diced
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. dill weed
2 (16 oz.) cans salmon, drained and flaked
1 (15 oz.) can creamed corn

Heat olive oil in a large pot over low heat. Saute onion, celery and garlic until tender. Stir in the flour. Continue to stir for a few minutes. Stir in broth and rice milk and bring mixture to a slight boil. Stir in potatoes, carrots and seasonings. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Stir in salmon and creamed corn. Cook until heated through and adjust seasoning to taste prior to serving.

Tip: The smaller you dice the potatoes and carrots, the quicker they will cook.


K-Rhea said...

what kind of chicken brother do you use?

Andrea said...

Some of the Swanson Broths are MSPI-friendly. I also use some of the soup bases from Orringtom Farms. I just bought some at Super Target, but you can also buy it online.

K-Rhea said...

Awesome, thank you so much!