Salmon Chowder

"A hearty one-dish meal with a salad and some nice bread. Combo of several recipes i have tried. Came about while looking for a way to use up leftover baked salmon from one of those HUGE filets from Sam's Club."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • In a Dutch oven, saute onion, celery, pepper& garlic in 1/4 c broth til tender Add potatoes, carrots, dill, bay leaf& rest of broth.
  • Cover& simmer 20 minutes til veggies are tender.
  • Add selected additional veg and cook 5 minutes more.
  • Add corn, milk& salmon& liquid smoke and heat thoroughly.
  • Adjust seasonings-add salt if needed.
  • We use a litte Tabasco to give it more of a"kick.
  • "Goes well with a hot loaf of sourdough or other rustic bread.
  • **Evenbetter the next day**.

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  1. I was a little skeptical about giving this to my family. They are not really soup eaters, and they are slow to try anything new. Boy, was I surprised when they all loved it. Even my super-picky 7-year-old ate this and loved it. I stirred in a handful of shredded Colby cheese toward the end. What a wonderful chowder. We will definitely eat this again. This has put an end to my searching for recipes for leftover salmon.
  2. SO good and so easy! This is a perfect recipe for leftover salmon. I was out of cream-style corn but pulsed some regular corn in the food processor and problem solved. I added a few pinches of thyme, and hot chili pepper for a bit of heat. Delicious!
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  3. I made this for our family get together at Christmas. It was really easy and I got a lot of compliments on it. The leftover soup was even better!
  4. Really good chowder! Love that it's so low calorie too. Made it just as written. One word of advice: when measuring the liquid smoke, don't hold your measuring spoon over the soup pot! I didn't think about it and had far too much splash out! Tried to retrieve/spoon some out to rectify my mistake. Turned out delicious just the same. Thanks for the recipe.
  5. So Yummy! I did add 4 slices of bacon and used uncooked salmon instead of cooked. Thanks you cause I'm not a big salmon fan, but have tons in the freezer since my fiance loves fishing.


  1. A very tasty "chowda". Subbed leftover green beans for the zucchini and used canned salmon instead of fresh. You're does benefit from the added kick of hot sauce.
  2. Looking for a way to use some Salmon, I came across this recipe. Working with pantry items on hand I used sweet red pepper instead of green and a can of white shoepeg corn that I drained, in place of crean style corn. I substituted a cup of frozen mixed veggies for the asparagus and it was delicious ! Thanks for posting.
  3. YUMMY!!! I made some changes though. 2cups potatoes and more of other vegs. I also used frozen peas and frozen corn instead of the creamed. 1/2 cup each. Finally 4tbs. wondra makes it nice an thick like a chowder... Amazing!


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