I made a Salmon Chowder a few weeks ago – I used smoked chowder which wasn’t what the recipe called for but it turned out great. This recipe actually called for smoked chowder – equally delicious and distinctly different. The original recipe: Smoked Salmon Chowder from Epicurious and I almost followed it.
Chopped leeks – I halved the recipe so just one
Chopped potatoes and celery
Sauteed in a drizzle of olive oil with minced garlic and freshly ground pepper
Cooked until caramelized
Then vegetable broth and milk and the addition of tomato paste
The same brand of smoked salmon that I used for the other salmon chowder – it is very reliable.. has great flavor
Once simmered – a little heavy cream to add richness – this was delicious and very satisfying on a cold night. YUM!