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delicious salmon chowder

Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

My husband's cardiologist says he needs to eat more salmon. Problem is, he absolutely hates any kind of fish. I'm easing him into it with this tasty salmon chowder. So good, you'd never know it's modified to be reduced fat!

yield 4 -6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For delicious salmon chowder

  • 4
    frozen salmon fillets, thawed
  • 4 slice
    bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
  • 1 sm
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 stalk
    celery, finely diced
  • 1 box
    (32) oz chicken broth
  • 3-4 md
    yellow potatoes, scrubbed and diced (i leave them unpeeled)
  • 3 c
    whole milk or half & half
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 1/2
    teaspoons salt or taste
  • dash
    of white pepper
  • crackers, sliced green onion and fat free shredded cheddar for garnishing (walmart sells fat free shredded cheddar if you cannot find it in the grocery store and it will melt in soup)

How To Make delicious salmon chowder

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp. bacon drippings in bottom of a medium Dutch oven. Add onions, garlic and celery. Saute until softened.
  • 3
    Add potatoes and chicken stock to pot and cook for about 20 minutes.
  • 4
    While potatoes are cooking, in a shallow pan sprayed with nonfat cooking spray, bake salmon for about 10 minutes or until fully cooked and flakes easily.
  • 5
    Flake salmon with a fork, set aside with crumbled bacon.
  • 6
    Whisk together flour and half & half until smooth.
  • 7
    Lower heat to medium and add half & half. Let simmer, stirring frequently until soup has thickened.
  • 8
    Season with salt & white pepper to taste. Stir in Salmon and bacon.
  • 9
    Serve with crackers, green onions and shredded cheddar.