Salmon Chowder

Salmon Chowder
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Salmon Chowder
Whole Foods Market
Salmon Chowder

This scrumptious salmon chowder is one of the most satisfying ways we know of to get your omega-3s. Make it a day ahead for company, reheating gently without boiling.

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4
Servings
231
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • slices bacon, preferably nitrite-free, diced
  • large yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2  Cup  diced celery
  • Canola oil, as needed (optional)
  • large russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • carrots, diced
  • 2  Cups  chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2  Cup  whole milk
  • 1/2  Cup  half-and-half
  • 1 1/2  Pound  salmon fillet, skinned, boned, and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4  Cup  chopped parsley
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  dried dill
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1  Tablespoon  minced fresh chives, for garnish
  • Oyster crackers, for serving (optional)

Directions

Brown the bacon in a deep, heavy-bottomed saucepot until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Sauté the onion and celery in the bacon fat in the same pot until the onion is translucent. (If using turkey or vegetarian bacon, add canola oil to sauté the onion and celery.) Add the potatoes and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Do not brown.

Add the carrots and broth, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the vegetables are fork tender, about 10 minutes.

Add the milk, half-and-half, salmon, parsley, and dill. Season with pepper, to taste. Simmer over low heat until the fish is cooked through and the liquid is steaming, but not boiling, about 5-8 minutes. Season with the salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer to serving bowls and garnish with the crispy bacon pieces and chives. Serve with oyster crackers, if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
27mg
9%
Carbohydrate, by difference
43g
33%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
65µg
9%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Calcium, Ca
54mg
5%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
15mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
65mg
9%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
567mg
38%
Water
260g
10%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Salmon Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Salmon Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Salmon Wine Pairing

Pinot gris/grigio, sauvignon blanc, sémillon, albariño, or rosé with most cooked salmon dishes; pinot noir with salmon in red wine or other strong sauce; grüner veltliner, rosé, or vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with smoked salmon.