Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
This dish is called Lohikeitto in Finland. Submitted for the 'Zaar World Tour 2005
- 4 cups water
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 lbs skinless salmon fillet, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 cup whipping cream
- minced dill weed (optional)
- Heat water, potatoes, onions, salt, pepper and bay leaf to boiling in Dutch oven; reduce heat.
- Cover and simmer until potatoes are almost tender, about 10 minutes
- Stir in salmon. Cover and simmer until fish flakes easily with fork, about 5 minutes longer.
- Remove bay leaf.
- Stir 1/2 cup of the soup liquid into whipping cream. Gently stir cream mixture into the soup; heat through. Sprinkle with dill weed.
- Note: Maybe using 15 oz canned salmon, deboned and skinned, could be a substitute if fresh salmon is unavailable to you or cost prohibitive.
Made this last night, was very yummy! Nice and simple, yet wholesomely delicious!
My boyfriend who is originally from Finland was feeling home sick and requested that i cook up some Finnish food for him and my family. Thank God i chose this recipe! My boyfriend and entire family were singing my praises when they tasted this Lohikeitto! I did however tweak it a bit as I was getting a bit nervous of its consistency. I continued to let it simmer for an additional 10 minutes before adding the salmon to reduce the liquid and added 2 beef boullion cubes which made it even tastier without really interfering with the flavor of the salmon! Thank you thank you for posting Pot Scrubber!
Mmmm! This was a lot like a simple salmon chowder, which was exactly what I was looking for! The seasoning allowed the salmon to really shine through. It makes a fair bit, though. I scaled it down for four (there's three of us, but we have hearty appetites), but even with second helpings for DH and me, we didn't come close to finishing it. I don't think it would reheat well, either. So next time I'll scale it back even further. I couldn't get fresh dill at the store, so I used dried--I think fresh would be much better. I have to say, though, that neither DH nor DS cared for it much. I've no idea why...salmon and cream: what's not to like??! But I just loved it, and while I wouldn't make it often due to the richness, I'm sure I'll make it again. Thanks so much for posting, Pot Scrubber! Made for Think Pink 2008.