Salmon Chowder Tips
How do you thicken this salmon chowder?
Flour and cornstarch are two frequently used thickening agents for chowders and soups. If the recipe does not include instructions for thickening and you find your chowder is too thin, mix a little flour or cornstarch into cold water or stock until smooth, then add to the chowder and simmer gently. Or try any of these other helpful suggestions for thickening
What is the best kind of salmon to use for this chowder recipe?
For this chowder, you can purchase fresh or frozen salmon
, cook it at home, then add it to the chowder as directed. As a quick option, you can use canned salmon, cooked salmon from the prepared-foods case of the deli, or even smoked salmon fillet. Refer to our salmon-buying guide
for additional direction.
How can I personalize this salmon chowder recipe?
There are many ways to adjust this salmon chowder recipe to make it unique. Prepare homemade chicken or seafood stock for a special touch. Add heat with red pepper flakes or a splash of hot sauce. Liven up the flavors by using fresh dill instead of dried dill. Or add a touch of acidity and brightness with a splash of fresh lemon juice just before serving. For more inspiration, check out our guide
on how to create a recipe from scratch. —Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist
1 cup: 274 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 1095mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.