Sunday, January 15, 2012

Salmon Chowder {DailyBuzz Moms 9x9}

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I'm excited to have been selected to participate in DailyBuzz Moms' January 9x9 where the theme is "comforting soups". DailyBuzz shares the "best of the independent web" so I'm always honored when the editors choose to feature my recipes and pictures. Thank you, DailyBuzz Moms!

My mom makes a delicious salmon bisque, so I knew her recipe would be a great place to start for the DailyBuzz challenge. I love the creamy tomato base with fresh leeks and salmon. This recipe has been adapted from my mom's, having been lightened up and had more vegetables added. With the addition of corn and potatoes, I'm calling this a chowder. What do you think - bisque or chowder? Either way, this makes an easy and nutritious one-pot dinner.
  
I always choose wild salmon for both health and environmental reasons. Information on farmed vs wild salmon can be found here.

 Mummy Tip: Have your kids 'go fishing' for the various ingredients and they'll likely all be gobbled right up. 

Hearts were made by dragging a knife through drops of cream. 

Salmon Chowder
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Serves 6

1 cup chopped potatoes 
1 cup sliced leeks
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 ear corn, kernels sliced off 
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup white wine
2 cups crushed tomatoes
3 cups clam juice, fish stock, or vegetable stock 
1 cup half and half 
1 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 tablespoon fresh dill
1 lb wild salmon, cut into about 2" pieces

Heat 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add potatoes, leeks, mushrooms and corn kernels. Saute until vegetables are starting to soften. Add garlic and continue to stir for one minute. Add white wine and simmer until most of the wine liquid has cooked off. Stir in tomatoes, clam juice, half and half, yogurt, parsley and dill and bring to a low simmer. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add salmon and cook until just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Garnish with parsley or dill.
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46 comments:

  1. this looks absolutely delicious! yummy! thanks so much for sharing!

    xo
    -> BARBIE-BOMBSHELL.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  2. Great post, I love the color of the raw salmon and to see something other than the usual clam chowder is kinda nice :)
    Take care..

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  3. I heart chowder and especially seafood chowder. Your salmon version looks and sounds out of this world

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  4. What a beautiful soup! Looks delicious.
    Love your site by the way, so happy I found it!

    : ))
    Jen

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  5. How fun to take part in a comforting soup challenge!! This soup looks comforting, yummy and gorgeous (you take the most amazing pictures). I can't wait to give it a try--especially with today's chilly weather!

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  6. This looks like a wonderful dinner for a cold winter night! I love that you made a version with salmon!

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  7. Love your pics! The food looks delicious. I love salmon and chowder. It is awesome that you put them together.

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  8. Love your pics! The food looks delicious. I love salmon and chowder. It is awesome that you put them together.

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  9. you have inspired a craving, and I like the idea to have your kids fish for the different componenets.

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  10. Your pictures get me every time.
    I am in awe of the fact that your children will eat this healthy soup. The best I hope for is a clear broth with small pasta. And that's only on occasion.

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  11. Another mouthwatering recipe! Wow this looks fantastic :)

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  12. That piece of salmon looks so scrumptious as well as your soup. I love how you make the little hearts.

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  13. this is just amazing. I agree w/ a previous commenter - your photos just draw a person in. I can almost taste and smell how good it is from your stunning photos.

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  14. This looks delicious! Love salmon!

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  15. Ohhh , I love your cream "hearts" !!!!

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  16. ABsolutely beautiful Marina! A must try. I was going to make shrimp bisque this week anyway!!!

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  17. Looks fabulous, Marina. Love that this is a chowder combination we don't see all the time. Nicely done! And I am in awe of your photos ... just in awe. Gorgeous.

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  18. We love salmon! And we love chowder! This would be a favorite, I can already tell! oh yum!

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  19. I need to eat more salmon and this looks like the perfect way to do it! :)

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  20. This salmon chowder looks extremely delicious, I get hungry when reading this post. Your blog is very beautiful and has so many great posts.

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  21. Your chowder looks delicious and pretty. I LOVE it :)

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  22. This looks amazing! I love a nice hearty chowder. I never thought of salmon chowder. I love it!! I have to give this a try!

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  23. I am wishing this was my dinner! I love salmon and I love hot chowders! This is a match made in heaven!

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  24. Oh...my....gosh! This looks so amazing. I love salmon and I also have the app for the Monterey Aquarium (to make better decisions).

    *Erin

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  25. I always get hungry visiting your blog. Everything looks so delicious. Your chowder looks amazing.

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  26. Beautiful photography. I appreciate all your little details. Hearts made through dragging a knife through drops of cream?! Wow-my cream is just dropped and plopped ;)

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  27. This looks amazing. It looks like something I would love. I turned a friend on to you and she is cooking your stuff up all the time!

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  28. Really lovely ingredients - and a lovely idea to use salmon. I live on soup during the winter - so looking forward to trying this :)
    Mary x

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  29. So unusual, but so delicious looking. Love those little cream hearts!

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  30. This chowder looks amazing! I love the color. Gorgeous!

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  31. This looks BEAUTIFUL!!! Fresh, light and so creamy.

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  32. It's chilly out today this would be so perfect to warm me up!! YUM

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  33. I can't wait to make this. I love anything with wild salmon. Crazy I have never thought to put salmon in a soup before, genius idea!!

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  34. I love soup and I love salmon. I never would have thought to put the two together. This sounds so good.

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  35. This looks amazing!! I am pinning this immediately. I will have to make this this winter. Would love it if you would stop by and share this with my readers at my linky party going on right now :) I think they would really enjoy it!! http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2012/01/bedazzle-me-monday-16.html

    Have a great week!!

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  36. Wow- this chowder looks amazing! And congratulations on the feature! :) So happy to find your blog- I'm your newest follower! :)

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  37. Just came over from Michaela's blog --- I feel for you with the iphone! My screen just shattered, too. The Apple support person I spoke with said that otterbox makes pretty good cases. They're not too pretty --- but they work! :) Love your blog!

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    1. Thanks! I am going to look for an otterbox right now. With two kids 4 and under there's no telling what could happen to this new phone :)

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  38. This bisque/chowder was a hit with our whole family! Thank you, Marina.

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    1. Dana, I am so happy to hear your family liked this! Success!

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  39. When many recipes for cooking salmon at home are for baked salmon with a drizzle glaze or salsa, you take it to another level, Marina. A creamy, warming soup is an excellent salmon recipe we want to try out!

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  40. Absolutely delicious!!

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  41. Irina2:05 AM

    This soup is so delicious!! And it looks just like in the pictures.

    I made a small change to the recipe, I used smoked salmon for it and it gave it a wonderful taste.

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  42. I made this last night for dinner, but instead of half and half I used soy milk. It was AMAZING!

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