Northwest Salmon Chowder Recipe
- 1/2 cup each chopped celery, onion and green pepper
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
- 1 cup uncooked diced peeled potatoes
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon dill weed
- 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
- 2 cups half-and-half cream
- 1-3/4 to 2 cups fully cooked salmon chunks or 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) salmon, drained, flaked, bones and skin removed
- 1. In a large saucepan, saute celery, onion, green pepper and garlic in butter until the vegetables are tender. Add broth, potatoes, carrots, salt, pepper and dill; bring to a boil.
- 2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40 minutes or until the vegetables are nearly tender. Stir in the corn, cream and salmon. Simmer for 15 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Reviews for Northwest Salmon Chowder
"Absolutely fantastic! I didn't have the cream of corn, but did have a 16 oz package of frozen corn. So, I made the cream corn: Over medium to medium low heat in a small pot. Whisk together 3 Tblsp of EVOO and 3 Tblsp all purpose flour using a whisk. Add 1.5 tsp of broth base (I used vegetable) and whisk together until dissolved. Add 1 cup of water while continuing whisking. Take approximately 1/2 cup of the corn and finely chop with a chopper.Add this with the rest of the package of frozen corn. Continue whisking and heating until just thickened. I then measured 15 oz of the creamed corn on a kitchen scale and added it to the chowder mix. My husband ranted and raved about this chowder and said I needed to make it for his relatives on our next visit to see them."
"Absolutely fantastic! I didn't have the cream of corn, but did have a 16 oz package of frozen corn. So, I made the cream corn: Over medium to medium low heat in a small pot. Whisk together 3 Tblsp of EVOO and 3 Tblsp all purpose flour using a whisk. Add 1.5 tsp of broth base (I used vegetable) and whisk together until dissolved. Add 1 cup of water while continuing whisking. Take approximately 1/2 cup of the corn and finely chop with a chopper. Add this with the rest of the package of frozen corn to the sauce. Continue whisking and heating until just thickened. I then measured 15 oz of the creamed corn on a kitchen scale and added it to the chowder mix. My husband ranted and raved about this chowder and said I needed to make it for his relatives on our next visit to see them."
"This is my go-to salmon chowder recipe!!! I do doctor it up a bit, however... I use baked fresh salmon, 2 TSP dill, an extra cup each of broth and potatoes, i use whole milk instead of half and half (i have kids, so that's what's on hand,) 3 cloves of garlic....aaaand voila!!!! Everytime I make it, I have to invite my mother or she'd be upset! Haha VERY yum!"
"This is THE best seafood chowder I've ever had. I did double the onioin and garlic and dil, plus added 1/4t. of cayenne pepper because we are spicy people. :) Thanks for a great recipe!"
"I used fresh salmon. This is an excellent recipe! I'll be making it again."
"This was absolutely fabulous! My husband couldn't say enough good about how wonderful it taste."
"My family loved this, even my son who doesn't care for fish. I cooked 2 fresh salmon filets for this and used a carton of chicken stock with 2 cups of water. I have a big crew to feed."
"This is a great salmon recipe. I did add white pepper, 1/4 c. clam broth, tarragon-dash, fresh dill from my garden and 1/4 c, milk. I used my hand-stick blender to thicken with some boiled potatoes. I am happy that myi husband does not like fresh cooked salmon, only canned. Enjoyed the soup myself."
"simple hearty and healthy. I substituted mushroom chunks for potatos for my low carb wife and it came out wonderfully!"
"Husband enjoyed soup and complimented recipe . I enjoyed, but may next time use fresh fish versus the canned salmon we had. Love the dill, and also mashed the potato up to give a heartier and creamier texture (as mentioned below.) Will make again!"
"Great recipe. Simple to make and almost all of the ingredients came from my farm! I am also going to try this with our smoked trout."
"WONDERFUL!!! My husband went Deep Sea Fishing and brought home a ton of Yellow Fin Tuna. We ended up making this chowder with tuna instead of salmon and it ROCKED!!! Probably be delicious with any kind of seafood or even chicken! YUM!!!"
"Fantastic! One of my SuperBowl guests said it was high-end restaurant quality.My chef friend suggested adding a 1/4 tsp white pepper, 1/4 tsp thyme, and a healthy squeeze of a lemon wedge. Great ideas! I also smooshed the potatoes to thicken the chowder. Super easy recipe. Definitely a winner!"
"EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, That's sums it up!"
"Thank you for this recipe - so delicious and the taste and smell remind me of growing up in Seattle. I substituted 1% milk - definitely not as creamy to my husband's dismay, but still tasted good - omitted the creamed corn and bell pepper."
"Wow sooo good! 10 stars! I dont` buy chicken broth because it is expencive and not that healfy, I use the bouillon of recipe`s meats ( I don`t viest these bouillons) I put Organic Better That Bouillon it is healthy and for example 6.49 $ for 8 oz in Safeway it is cheaper because lasts longer and you can use your own water from meats that will make your recipe more tasty). I did same with this recipe, I used the water from boiling salmon and add Better that Bouillon there. And potatoes need cook not 40 min but near 10-15 then it will be nearly tender. And I brought to boil the corn, cream and salmon to mix flavor."
"This Recipe is elegant and simple, and tastes amazing. My husband is not a fish eater yet asks me for this soup regularly. My whole family loves it."
"Can't get enough of this one, especially with the Pike Market fresh salmon."
"This was very tasty. I have made it several times this year and everyone has loved it. I did substitute canned evaporated skim milk for the half and half and it worked fine. I also added some frozen corn in addition to the cream style corn so you could see and taste more of the corn. Will definitely keep this recipe."
"This was absolutely fabulous!"
"This was terrific. I did substitute condensed milk for the half and half and added 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne. We all loved it. Thanks for the recipe."
"I've collected quite a few soup recipes in the last couple years, and this one is now at the top of my list. It's scrumptious--especially on a cold Michigan fall day!"
"This was so yummy!! My family begged for more!! I substituted mushrooms for peppers and enjoyed the heartiness that added. Perfect fall/ winter meal!"
"getting started with it for the holidays! I am planning to substitute fat free evaporated milk (in the can!) instead of the half-and-half. it works well for me in clam chowdah, so i assume it will work here too. :-)"
"My husband and daughter absolutely love this chowder!"