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If you’re looking for the very best Smoked Salmon Chowder recipe, you just found it. Graham’s been in the kitchen again and he’s come up with this healthy salmon chowder. We’ve included the recipe for you so you can make it for your own family!
A chowder is a soup prepared with milk or cream. It is thickened by way of crushed crackers or biscuits or by using a roux. A roux is a mixture of fat and liquid and it is used to thicken soups or stews.
Since we do a lot of fishing, we often have salmon here. We love to home smoke a lot of our fish, whether it is salmon or trout.
Then we pressure can batches of smoked fish so we can enjoy it whenever we like. Here’s how we pressure can salmon and other fish. Graham used a jar of this smoked salmon to make his chowder.
The best Smoked Salmon Chowder Recipe
Salmon Chowder Ingredients:
6 slices bacon, diced
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
2 cups water (or enough to cover potatoes)
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 large potatoes, diced
1 small onion
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp lovage or 2 stalks celery, diced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 jar smoked salmon
Dice the bacon and then fry it until cooked. Not too crispy! Remove from the fry pan and set it aside for a moment.
Dice the potatoes and add to frying pan. Add the garlic and just lightly fry together. Add water, enough to cover the potatoes.
Let the potatoes cook until soft.
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt the butter on low to medium heat. Add the flour and whisk the two together well.
Add the milk and mix well. Then add the diced fried bacon. Turn the heat to low.
Cook the potatoes until they are soft, then add to the saucepan. Add the cooking water too. Stir well.
Now add the diced onion, lovage or celery, salt and pepper.
Cover the saucepan and bring the chowder to a low boil. Stir it occasionally, so the chowder does not stick to the bottom of the saucepan.
Cook for about 30 minutes. Don’t forget to stir it from time to time.
Let the chowder thicken. Remove the bay leaves before serving. Then serve with hearty buns or bread along with a side salad. Enjoy!
The BEST Smoked Salmon Chowder
If you are looking for a hearty and healthy fish chowder, this is it. This Smoked Salmon Chowder goes great with a side salad and bread.
- 6 slices bacon, diced
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/3 cup flour
- 2 cups water or enough to cover potatoes
- 3 large potatoes, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tbsp lovage or 2 stalks celery, diced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 cup smoked salmon
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
Dice bacon and fry in pan, make sure it isn't too crispy.
Melt butter in large saucepan.
Add flour to melted butter and whisk well.
Add diced potatoes and garlic to fry pan. Cook in water until potatoes are soft.
Add potatoes, garlic and cooking water to the saucepan. Mix well.
Add the diced onion, lovage (or celery) and salt and pepper. Mix well.
Add the smoked salmon. Mix well.
On low heat, cover saucepan and let it slowly cook. Stir it as it thickens.
Cook for approximately 30 minutes.
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