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Healthy Salmon Chowder Recipe

Do you love salmon? It happens to be one of my favorite proteins served atop a salad or as an entree. Here is a fabulous recipe for a healthy homemade salmon chowder. This easy salmon chowder recipe will be a favorite served as a starter or main dish.

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Best Salmon Chowder Recipe

Try using leftover salmon from the dinner leftovers and you will have yourself a delicious salmon chowder. It’s quick and easy to make.

Ingredients for Healthy Homemade Salmon Chowder

Healthy Homemade Salmon Chowder

2-3 tablespoons olive oil or butter

1 onion, diced

1 small fennel bulb, diced

1 cup celery, diced

2-4 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon fennel seeds

½ teaspoon thyme

½ ts smoked paprika

⅓ cup white wine

3 cups chicken broth

¾ lb baby red potatoes, sliced thin

Salt & pepper to taste

1 bay leaf

1 lb salmon, cooked and flaked, no skin/bones

1 cup heavy cream for healthier version sub with coconut milk

Where to Buy the Best Fresh Salmon?

I’m careful about where I purchase my fresh salmon from and always choose wild caught when possible. There are many local options in my area such as Trader Joe’s, WholeFoods, Vons or Sprouts. If you prefer to have fresh salmon delivered home I’ve created the following home delivery list for you:

Omaha Steaks – Sourcing these incredible salmon from the Faroe Islands, a tiny archipelago between Norway and Iceland, is a uniquely gourmet pursuit. They’re sustainably farmed there, in unique conditions created by the fjords that naturally mimic the salmon’s bio-habitat. The result is fish with incredible flavor and color that does not take from the environment or the wild stock (they even use sustainable feed!).

Harry & David – Craving a taste of the open ocean? These phenomenal offerings from Rastelli’s are perfect for those seeking coastal cuisine. Start with a quartet of Faroe Island Salmon Fillets, featuring natural layers of fat that give them a beautiful color, rich texture, and robust taste. Next up are four Chilean Sea Bass, caught off the coast of Patagonia where it’s blast-frozen to seal in that just-out-of-the-ocean freshness and flavor. Finally, enjoy two pounds of wild caught jumbo shrimp, already peeled and deveined to make preparation extra easy.

Butcherbox – Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon. This selection comes from Bristol Bay, Alaska. It comes with 1 2 lb box of fillets perfect for pan fry or grilling.

Farmfoods – In this pack you will find a total of 8 filets of Sockeye Salmon for only $69. The total weight is 3-4 pounds. All Seafood is Wild Caught by small-scale family fishermen.

Rastelli’s – Meaty, full-flavored and nutrient-rich, our GMO-Free and Antibiotic-Free Faroe Islands Salmon is sustainably raised in free-flowing pens in the North Atlantic Ocean. Simply defrost, marinate or season fillets with olive oil, salt and pepper, and then bake, grill or sauté. Good tasting, good for you, and good for the planet, our Faroe Islands Salmon is your ideal go-to fish.

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Directions for Healthy Salmon Chowder

Gather Ingredients

In a pot over medium heat saute onion, fennel bulb, and celery in olive oil or butter

Healthy Homemade Salmon Chowder Recipe

Add garlic, thyme, fennel seeds, and paprika

Healthy Homemade Salmon Chowder Recipe

Stir in wine, broth, and add bay leaf

bay leaf in salmon chowder

Bring to a simmer over high heat and add potatoes

Healthy Homemade Salmon Chowder Recipe

Reduce heat to medium low until potatoes are tender

Healthy Homemade Salmon Chowder Recipe

Add cream and salmon and simmer for 15 minutes

Healthy Homemade Salmon Chowder Recipe

Season with salt & pepper to taste, garnish with lemon and fennel fronds

Serve & enjoy!

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Nutritional Information for Salmon Chowder

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Chowder Facts

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Makes about 4-6 servings

healthy homemade salmon chowder

What goes with Salmon Chowder?

I love salmon chowder with a tasty green salad, toasted sliced sourdough or oyster crackers. For an extra special addition, try serving with garlic sourdough bread or pumpernickel with whipped butter.

Notes for Salmon Chowder

  • Dairy free option: sub 1 cup of coconut milk or more to taste
  • Keto option: sub potatoes with chopped finely cauliflower
  • Add 1 teaspoon fish sauce for additional fish flavor. You can also add 1/2 clam juice
  • Sub whole milk or half and half for a lighter & low calorie chowder
  • Optional: add chopped bacon, carrots, corn or chopped cauliflower

I hope you try this easy healthy salmon chowder recipe. Make it your own by adding extra special touches such as corn or carrots. Enjoy and share your creations below in comments.

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Easy Healthy Salmon Chowder Recipe

Do you love salmon? It happens to be one of my favorite proteins served atop a salad or as an entree. Here is a fabulous recipe for a healthy homemade salmon chowder. This easy salmon chowder recipe will be a favorite served as a starter or main dish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Servings 6
Calories 332 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil or butter
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 small diced fennel bulb
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2-4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp fennel leaves
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 lb baby red potatoes thinly sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Dash salt and pepper
  • 1 lb fresh salmon cooked and flaked
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions
 

  • Gather Ingredients
  • In a pot over medium heat saute onion, fennel bulb, and celery in olive oil or butter
  • Add garlic, thyme, fennel seeds, and paprika
  • Stir in wine, broth, and add bay leaf
  • Bring to a simmer over high heat and add potatoes
  • Reduce heat to medium low until potatoes are tender
  • Add cream and salmon and simmer for 15 minutes
  • Season with salt & pepper to taste, garnish with lemon and fennel fronds if desired

Notes

  • Dairy free option: sub 1 cup of coconut milk or more to taste
  • Keto option: sub potatoes with chopped finely cauliflower
  • Add 1 teaspoon fish sauce for additional fish flavor. You can also add 1/2 clam juice
  • Sub whole milk or half and half for a lighter & low calorie chowder
  • Optional: add chopped bacon, carrots, corn or chopped cauliflower
Keyword Fish Recipe, Salmon Chowder, Salmon Recipe

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