For the most part, we live low-carb; I miss chowders and have found that thickening the soup with pureed cauliflower and neufchatel cheese makes a great chowder. This is an easy soup to make; use either fresh cooked salmon, leftovers, canned, or a combination of them. The amount certainly can vary according to what you have. This method includes poaching fresh salmon with the vegetables. If you like, you can substitute carrot for the red pepper. If you want to cut some of the fat, poach the vegetables in stock rather than sauteeing them first.