Buttermilk Salmon Chowder

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is based on a South Beach Diet cookbook recipe. The introduction states, "Yogurt and buttermilk add creaminess to this chunky chowder. Dill, bay leaf, and tarragon lend the perfect flavor accents." Additionally, Dr. Oz, in his You, the Owner's Manual book, states that "The best fish (those with the least mercury and PCBs [polychlorinated biphenl]) are wild, line-caught salmon (almost all canned salmon is wild, healthful salmon), mahi mahi, catfish, flounder (sole), tilapia, and whitefish."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the turnips, onion, celery, dill seed, bay leaf, and broth or water.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 12 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Reduce the heat to low. Stir in the salmon, buttermilk, yogurt, butter, hot-pepper sauce, salt, black pepper, and tarragon.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes, or just until heated through.
  5. Remove and discard bay leaf before serving.


Most Helpful

Very different from the usual fish chowder but also very good! We used low fat/light products for a delicious and easy-to-make dinner. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ October 20, 2008

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