Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

A great way to use one of those salmon gift packs you got for Christmas. Uses no heavy cream and little butter, making it pretty healthy, as the only real oil is super healthy fish oil. The Wondra flour is not essential, but i like to use--makes for a smooth soup fast. Freezes well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. drain salmon of all oil, remove skin and scrape off any dark parts on the underside.
  2. break into chunks and set aside.
  3. saute the onion, celery and gr pepper in butter til soft.
  4. add Wondra or regular flour.
  5. add 2 cans broth and stir thoroughly.
  6. bring to boil, add potatoes and carrots.
  7. drop to low heat and cook 8-9 minutes.
  8. add seasonings, salmon, canned corn, and sour cream or yogurt.
  9. heat thoroughly, then set aside while the flavors marry for a few minutes.
  10. You may need to add some water before serving, as it can get thick.
  11. Serve with crusty dark bread and a salad.
Most Helpful

Indulgent tasting chowder that really is full of healthy ingredients. This makes a BIG pot of soup. My husband loved it so much he insisted on packaging up a serving to take to his mother. The only changes I made were to use 1 tsp basil and 1 tsp oregano rather than the dill and to add some fresh mushrooms I had on hand. This is going in the permanent file, Margaret. It's delicious even though all I had was 4 ounces of Christmas gift smoked salmon packs.

sugarpea January 29, 2005

Rich tasting chowder without the cream! I didn't have any smoked salmon on hand, so I used 1 lb of frozen salmon that I thawed out, baked with salt,pepper, cajun seasoning and oil for 15 min @ 450 F and cooled, then flaked. Like the others, I used 1 tsp each of oregano and basil instead of the dill. I also added 1/2 tsp of liquid smoke for depth. Absolutely, delicious! Thanks for sharing a great recipe, Margaret3!

purpleyeris October 29, 2014

Very good and quick recipe. I changed the seasoning to 1 tsp each of parsley, oregano and basil and 1 tsp Herby and a dash of Emeril's essence. I also increased the water to 3 cups, and added a can of whole corn with liquid because I didn't have creamed. I added a tsp of butter and 1/4 cup cream to make it creamy right before serving. It turned out amazing!

nforbis August 01, 2012