Fish Monday: Salmon Chowder

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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.
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Sauteed chopped carrots and celery – next 4c low sodium / low fat chicken broth, 1c water.
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Added in chopped green onions and defrosted cauliflower florets, also chopped – simmered 10 minutes.
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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
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The recipe called for raw salmon cooked in the soup – we decided on smoked salmon

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Very luscious salmon was flaked and added to the thickened soup
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Final touch – freshly grated pepper
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On the side, a couple cheese quesadillas using corn tortillas
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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

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