Saturday, January 26, 2013

Salmon Chowder with Tomato and Dill

I love soup.  I love salmon.  I also love tomatoes, but a "real" tomato up here is mealy, watery, and tastes no better than styrofoam (not that I have tested it, but that's what I imagine when biting into a tomato purchased up here).  I do not love dill all by itself, but I do love the hint of flavor it provides when incorporated correctly.  This brings us to......

........Salmon Chowder with Tomato and Dill.  YUM! 


Holy smokes, this soup was tasty.  I was even told that it was "gourmet restaurant worthy".  What I loved most was its uniqueness.  I have never had a tomato and dill chowder, let alone with salmon.  Hearty, healthy, full of flavor--it's delicious!

Salmon Chowder with Tomato and Dill:
Inspired from this recipe.
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3ish cups of chicken stock
  • 1-2 cans of no salt added diced tomatoes
  • fresh thyme, to taste (about a tablespoon)
  • fresh rosemary, to taste (also about a tablespoon)
  • fresh dill, to taste (somewhere between 1 and 2 tablespoons)
  • salt and pepper
  • a dash of lemon juice
  • 1 pound of Alaskan salmon
  1. Line your tagine with tinfoil (you only need to line it if the salmon has the skin on it).  Add a little olive oil and a dash or two of salt and pepper and a few dashes of dill.  Cook the salmon until it is done (but not overcooked!).    ***If you don't have a tagine, that's fine, just use whatever method you prefer to cook your salmon.
  2. While the salmon is cooking, add a few glugs of olive oil to a stock pot.  Add the onions and garlic and cook until soft and very fragrant.
  3. Add a can of tomatoes and the first two cups of chicken broth.
  4. Add all of the spices and the lemon juice.
  5. Cook for a few minutes to give the spices the chance marry with the tomatoes and broth.  
  6. Use an immersion blender to blend everything together.  Adjust for consistency with tomatoes and/or broth and blend again.
  7. Adjust for spices.
  8. Lightly flake the cooked salmon into the soup.  Delicately stir to incorporate. 
  9. Do a final taste check.
  10. ENJOY!

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