A simple recipe for Salmon Chowder using fresh salmon that can be made in about 30 minutes on the stovetop. Fennel bulb gives this a lovely nuanced flavor, while a little smoked paprika adds a subtle smokiness without the addition of bacon. Low carb, Keto and dairy-free adaptable! Video!
As spring rounds the corner, baby potatoes will soon be abundant. This recipe for Salmon Chowder bridges the gap between seasons, using the last of winter’s fennel bulbs paired with new, thin-skinned potatoes. This is not a traditional New England Chowder, but tasty all the same. I’ve left the flour out so it’s a bit lighter, thinner and brothier, which feels a little more “springy” to me.
What I love about this recipe, besides how homey and comforting it is, is how easily adaptable it is- it can be made keto, or kept dairy-free, using coconut milk, depending on your needs. Use whole milk, half & half or heavy cream- you decide.
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How to make Salmon Chowder
This Salmon Chowder starts with onion, garlic, fennel, and fresh salmon. You can also use leftover cooked salmon, or even hot smoked salmon.
New spring potatoes are sliced thinly- which will help the overall dish to cook more quickly.
Saute the onion, garlic and fennel, add the seasonings and create a flavorful base for the potatoes to cook in.
Cut the salmon into pieces.
Once the potatoes are tender, you’ll add milk, cream or coconut milk to the pot.
And then you will poach the salmon, right in the creamy broth.
This will only take a couple of minutes before turning the heat off.
Flake apart the fish with a fork and adjust seasonings to your liking. Serve immediately.
Garnish the Salmon chowder with a few fennel fronds- or fresh dill is nice too.
A fast and easy Salmon Chowder recipe that can be made in 35 minutes. Cozy, homey and delicious!
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Have a great week.