Friday, January 22, 2010


It's a cold and wintery day here - just the perfect day for soup!  If you mix up a batch of buns or a loaf of bread right now and make the soup this afternoon, you'll have a lovely supper ready without lots of fussing.   Or you could do it sometime this weekend - and that would leave you time for other creative, fun pursuits!  When I made this recipe last week, I missed the opportunity to take a photo so you'll just have to imagine what it looks like - creamy, thick and colorful!   Here are some of the raw ingredients:

Salmon Chowder

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 stalks celery, diced
1 - 2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 of a green pepper, chopped
Saute' for 5 minutes in a large pot.
2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
2 carrots, peeled and grated
3 cups chicken stock
Bring to a boil and cook at medium heat for 15 minutes(potatoes will not be quite cooked).

1 6 oz. can salmon , including juice (I take out the skin and bones.)

bay leaf
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 cups milk (may substitute evaporated milk or use a bit of cream for a richer soup)
Continue simmering.  Taste and adjust seasonings.
Ladle into soup bowls and sprinkle with grated cheese.
Serves 2, with leftovers for one person's lunch.  This can easily be doubled for a larger crowd.
(I didn't start with a specific recipe - just did what I know works for soups.  If you like a thicker chowder, thicken with flour or cornstarch when adding the milk.  A can of creamed corn may also be added - which is a great extender if you suddenly have an extra person to feed!)


  1. Yum!! That sounds great, and just up my alley. I'll have to try it this week, and get on the batch of buns, too. ;)

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  3. Yummy. Sounds Nova Scotian! I will be adding this to my meal plan in the next week or so along with biscuits! Thanks for sharing.

  4. This sounds like my kind of food! I will definitely be trying it soon!