Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Sandy's Salmon Chowder

Sandy gave me this recipe last winter when I was searching for ways to cook salmon. Salmon is not something we ate much of before moving to Alaska.  I hadn't tried it as, well, fish soup didn't SOUND very appealing. Honestly, we have one who still dislikes salmon, one who loves it and I think the rest of us fall into the middle space somewhere.

I planned to make Baked Blackened Salmon tonight (thanks, Tracy) - but when the downpour hit I remembered this recipe. I didn't use any of our canned salmon as I already had fillets thawed. I threw them in the oven with some spices and used 2 lbs of them for the chowder. I am excited to report EVERYONE liked this. Even our fish hater had a second helping. It doesn't taste fishy! I'm happy to have another way to use our canned salmon.  LOL

3 T butter
3/4 C chopped onion 
1/2 C chopped celery
1 tsp garlic powder
2 C diced potatoes
2 Carrots, diced
2 C chicken broth
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp dried dill weed 
2 (16 oz) cans salmon
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
1 (15 oz) can creamed corn
1/2 lb cheddar cheese, shredded


Melt Butter. Saute onion, celery, and garlic powder until onions are soft. 

Stir in potatoes, carrots, broth, salt, pepper, and dill. 

Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes. 

Stir in salmon, evaporated milk, corn, and cheese. 

Cook until heated through.

Recipe Notes: 
I did not have creamed corn. I used frozen corn and added it when I began simmering the soup.

After simmering - I added a 1/2 a block of cream cheese. This was because I thought it would be creamy and I was thinking of creamed corn. ALSO - I can't eat cheddar cheese and still wanted the cheesy taste. I added this and melted it....then pulled out some for me.  I added  cheddar to the rest of the soup.

I only had one can of evaporated milk and was doubling the recipe. I used dry milk and it was fine. 

I did not double the weight of fish and put in two lbs of crumbled fillets - that was plenty salmon - but I'm not sure how it compares to 16 oz cans of salmon. 

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