Smoky Tomato-Salmon Chowder

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by Julie F

I found this recipe in the February 2009 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. It looks really good - maybe an alternative to chili sometime. I haven't made it yet, but am putting it here until I can. You can use salmon fillets with skin, just bake them skin side down, then leave the skin on the baking pan, using only the meat. Be sure to use gloves when working with the jalapeno as the oils may burn skin and eyes.

Top Review by sket101

I have made this recipe three times. It is one of my favorite chowder recipes. I am not a big fan of peppers so I substitute carrots. I also cook the salmon on the grill if the weather cooperates. This is a flavorful and unique dish. Easy to make and the house smells great while the veggies roast.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thaw salmon if frozen. Pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with chili powder and salt. cover and refrigerate while roasting vegetables.
  2. Preheat oven to 425. Place sweet peppers, onion and jalapeno, cut side down, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Roast 15 to 20 minutes. Loosely wrap vegetables in foil, let stand 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place salmon in a shallow greased baking pan; fold under thin edges. Bake 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2 inch thickness or until salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork. Keep warm.
  4. With sharp knife loosen and peel off skins from peppers; discard skins. coarsely chop peppers and onion; transfer to a large saucepan. Add broth and undrained tomatoes. Bring to boiling, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper. Fold in chopped tomato and parsley.
  5. To serve, ladle chowder into shallow bowls. Break salmon in pieces and divide among bowls. Top with avocado slices and sprinkle with chili powder.

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