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Salmon Chowder with Bacon

 Salmon Chowder with Bacon
The salmon in this recipe is a change from traditional chowder, but it sure is delicious!—Cindy St. Martin, Portland, Oregon
14 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.


  • 2 pounds red potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 pound salmon fillets, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste


  • In a Dutch oven, combine the potatoes, onion and broth. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until
  • potatoes are tender. Add salmon and bacon; cook over medium heat
  • until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Reduce heat; stir in the milk, cream, butter, salt and pepper; heat
  • through (do not boil). Thicken if desired. Yield: 14 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 198 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 466 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

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Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.