Fish Monday: Cold, wet Monday.. really glad I put this Salmon Chowder on the menu – original recipe from Eating Well: Salmon Chowder and I almost followed it.
Sauteed chopped carrots and celery – next 4c low sodium / low fat chicken broth, 1c water.
Added in chopped green onions and defrosted cauliflower florets, also chopped – simmered 10 minutes.
Potato flakes used as thickener – a great idea, it made it thicker and “creamier” while adding Zero fat – Added in 1 1/3c potato flakes, mixed in thoroughly with some dried tarragon
The recipe called for raw salmon cooked in the soup – we decided on smoked salmon
Very luscious salmon was flaked and added to the thickened soup
Final touch – freshly grated pepper
On the side, a couple cheese quesadillas using corn tortillas
Very satisfying on a cold evening – the smoked salmon worked perfectly and added a nice smokey flavor to the chowder. I think I might add corn next time