Monday, November 17, 2014

Salmon soup - Are you a traditionalist or do you enjoy experimenting?

Salmon soup is a perfect, simple, casual food for weeknight.

But it can also be considered to be a delicacy that you can offer to the guests.

The soup can be served as the first or the main course.

And you can spice it up with some cream or cream cheese into a wonderfully rich soup.

Serve it with a genuine rye bread.

And don’t forget the fresh dill.

It will give the soup its exquisite taste.

For me, growing up, salmon soup was one of the culinary highlights.

The creamy soup and rich taste of salmon, together with dill, were like heaven to me.

When I moved to Ecuador I didn’t want to lose this taste of home and childhood.

Sadly it is very hard, or even impossible, to find fresh dill here.

After some experimenting, I’ve learnt to enjoy the taste of rosemary in the soup.

It is not part of the original recipe, so if you want traditional Finnish salmon soup, you should use dill instead of rosemary.

Or maybe you should try both and decide for yourself which one you like the best.

Salmon soup

(For 2 people)


2 - 3. (250 g) in potatoes
1 medium onion
6 cups of water
4 whole allspices
500 g of salmon fillet
6 cups of water
2 to 3 dl cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small branch of rosemary (or ½ cup of fresh dill)

1. Peel the potatoes and dice or block them. Peel and chop the onion.

2. Cook the salmon fillet in hot water until it’s done. Peel of the skin. Save the fish broth.

3. Put the potatoes and onion to the kettle. Sauté them in butter for a few minutes. Pour into a saucepan of hot fish broth with allspice and rosemary, and cook until the potatoes are almost cooked.

4. Add salmon in the soup broth. Add the cream and heat to a boil, but do not boil. Remove the pan from the heat.

5. Remove the rosemary branch or sprinkle the top of the soup plenty of chopped dill.

6. For the weeknight soup replace the cream with some milk.



  1. I have red the recipe of salmon soup and i will try to make it or experiment on it at least once. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I've never had a salmon soup before, but it sounds delicious and I would love to try it.

  3. It's cold here today. Soup sounds good.

  4. I don't eat fish, but do love soup!

  5. I love salmon but have never had it in soup. It sounds very refreshing and tasty.

  6. I was just thinking about fish chowder today! This looks delicious and something all my family would enjoy.

  7. OOH this is right up my street, have bookmarked x

  8. I've never had Salmon Soup before but these seems like a great recipe to start with!

  9. I'ev never heard of Salmon Soup before! My hubby would love this :)

  10. that looks really good. never made it before, but i just may have to.

  11. Never tried Salmon soup, hubby doesn't eat fish. This looks interesting and easy to make. Can you use something else other than cream? :)

    1. You can use milk also, cream makes it thicker and more delicious to eat (in my opinion) but any kind of milk goes very well too.

  12. I am definitely and experimenter and will often chuck something new in a recipe if I am lacking something, or even when I am not - sometimes you make a wonderful discovery, sometimes it goes horrible wrong!

  13. I love salmon, but have never tried it in a soup. It does look like the perfect winter warmer.

  14. I don't mind trying anything once! Neat experience!

  15. I've never tried a salmon soup before. Thank you for the recipe.

  16. Never had salmon soup before but I make a lot of salmon salads so next time i will try to make some soup and the current season is the perfect time for it

  17. Not a fan of fish sadly, but will share the recipe with my mum

  18. Mmmmm I'm not entirely sure on this one I'm afraid. I love salmon but not sure about it in soup

  19. I love experimenting new things and trying new foods, this sounds delicious, my mother in law uses the same salmon and fresh dill combination, delicious!

  20. Salmon soup that is one thing I would have never thought to try