Salmon Chowder

Salmon Chowder
Contributor
Whole Foods Market

This scrumptious chowder is one of the most satisfying ways we know to get your omega-3s, and it's a great way to warm up a chilly evening. Make it a day ahead for company, reheating gently without boiling.

6
Servings
456
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon, diced (pork, turkey or vegetarian)
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 large Russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 Cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 Cup whole milk
  • 1/2 Cup half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 Pound salmon fillet, skin removed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 Cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh chives for garnish

Directions

Brown bacon in a deep, heavy-bottomed sauce pot until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Cook onion and celery in the bacon fat in the same pot until onion is translucent. Add potatoes and cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; do not brown. Add carrots and broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

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

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
37%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Cholesterol
81mg
27%
Protein
30g
59%
Carbs
30g
10%
Vitamin A
217µg
24%
Vitamin B12
4µg
65%
Vitamin B6
1mg
64%
Vitamin C
19mg
31%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
4mg
22%
Vitamin K
54µg
68%
Calcium
103mg
10%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
66µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
66µg
17%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
76mg
19%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
12mg
60%
Phosphorus
418mg
60%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
1179mg
34%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.1%
Sodium
416mg
17%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
28.2%
Zinc
1mg
8%