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Northwest Salmon Chowder Recipe

Northwest Salmon Chowder Recipe

I've lived on a farm in the Yakima Valley all my life. I have a big garden, and by the end of fall, my cellar shelves are full of canned fruits and vegetables. This recipe uses some of the root vegetables I grow…along with the delicious salmon that is so plentiful here. —Josephine Parton, Granger, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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).

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EricaAnn85
Reviewed May. 10, 2016 Edited May. 11, 2016

"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!"

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Mama.Toni
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2016

"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!"

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tupatshakur
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

"I won a friendly soup contest put on by some friends with this soup over the weekend from 24 entries. I changed the recipe a little by adding clam juice and some crab meat. It was delicious. It was easy to make and came out perfect on the first try."

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kckamargo63
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"I used fresh salmon. This is an excellent recipe! I'll be making it again."

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tspile
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2015

"This was absolutely fabulous! My husband couldn't say enough good about how wonderful it taste."

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Amy the Midwife
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"Wasn't impressed."

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sstetzel
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"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."

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phillips66
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"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."

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t.dimsdale
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

"simple hearty and healthy. I substituted mushroom chunks for potatos for my low carb wife and it came out wonderfully!"

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JGa2595176
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

"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!"

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RogueMoonFarm
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

"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."

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Mom2ARE
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"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!!!"

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rivrwatchr
Reviewed May. 14, 2013

"Absolutely wonderful."

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glitterchatter
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2013

"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!"

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mybenz92
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, That's sums it up!"

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kmnowak
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2012

"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."

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ekatiakarpova
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"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."

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akgirl76
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"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."

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seekye1st
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"Can't get enough of this one, especially with the Pike Market fresh salmon."

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cathycooking
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

"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."

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macaroni girl
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"This was absolutely fabulous!"

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tamaradutton
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2010

"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."

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LadySullen
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

"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!"

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HojoMe
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

"This was so yummy!! My family begged for more!! I substituted mushrooms for peppers and enjoyed the heartiness that added. Perfect fall/ winter meal!"

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Mark's Girl
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"Tastes wonderful!"

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tasteofhome321
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"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. :-)"

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lisa53202
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2008

"My husband and daughter absolutely love this chowder!"

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