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Salmon Chowder

I love salmon. Growing up in the northwest probably has something to do with that. I enjoy salmon so much I could eat it several times a week, but not everyone in my family enjoys it as much as I do.

My favorite way to eat salmon is to grill it or to just cook it in the oven with a little lemon juice, salt, and pepper, but since my family does not enjoy it as much as I do, they prefer if I use it in things like quiches, salmon burgers, salads, or soup. So, those are the ways I usually serve it.

This recipe is easy and less expensive than many salmon recipes because it contains canned salmon. Canned salmon is an easy and more frugal way to incorporate salmon into our diets.

The healthiest way to eat salmon is just to grill, steam, or bake it. I know this soup recipe is not the healthiest way to eat salmon, but it is really good, and fairly healthy because it is a one pot meal. I usually just serve this by itself, but you could also serve this with bread or a salad.

So, how do you serve salmon? I would love to know your favorite way to eat it.

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  1. This looks fantastic! I’m going to try it this week!

  2. My mom makes salmon patties with just the red canned salmon, eggs, and cracker crumbs, and they are heavenly! We totally grew up on them!

    When I make it at home, I usually turn to this Sweet and Sour Salmon recipe.
    .-= Vanderbilt Wife´s last blog ..I Love from V-Dub =-.

  3. mmm looks yummy. i love salmon cakes. heres how i make mine:
    .-= callista´s last blog ..Shrimp Burritos =-.

  4. I love finding canned salmon recipes – thank you! Fresh salmon here is at least double the price of any other fish, but canned is very reasonable. Our favourite is a salmon loaf recipe adapted from Allrecipes, it even doubles and freezes well.

  5. Thank you again for another great recipe Lynn! My husband and I both grew up in Atlantic Canada and love seafood, so my Valentine’s “gift” to my husband has been to make a divine seafood chowder for dinner on Valentine’s. However, unexpectedly last week, my husband was laid off from his job. Therefore, it didn’t look like I was going to be able to make seafood chowder this year, as it’s not cheap to make :). However, God heard the desires of my heart and had you post this recipe this week … for which I have all the ingredients in my pantry all ready!! Thank you for taking the time to post it … I will be able to pamper my husband because of your recipe choice. (I’m also going to make him, and my boys, your chocolate covered craisins tonight, and I might try chocolate covered raisins too – just for a fun Valentine’s treat). Thanks again and may God bless you!

    • @Wendy, Thank you for the comment. It really meant a lot. I hope you enjoy the soup and I am so glad I posted it in time for you to use it for Valentines Day. I grew up in NW Oregon, but now live in Oklahoma. I really miss the seafood and fish we had access to growing up. I hope your husband finds work soon. Growing up my father was laid off several times, those times were difficult on us as a family, but the struggles we had drew us closer to each other. Looking back now I would not trade those years for anything. Those times of struggles taught me so much. I hope and pray your husband finds work soon. Thank you so much for reading and for your sweet comment.

  6. So the verdict is officially in … I made this last night for our Valentine’s dinner and it was excellent!! My 2 yr old had two full bowls of it! 🙂 My husband was really impressed with it and I’m pleased that it’s affordable enough to add to our regular meal rotation. Thanks again for sharing this recipe. God bless!

  7. My husband LOVES salmon cakes baked in muffin tins with a piece of bacon on top. We are having salmon burgers tonight with grilled peppers and onions. You recipe looks fantastic! I’ll give it a try soon!

  8. My favorite way to have salmon is simple grilling of steaks or filets, but rarely do we get a good fresh fish price so canned it is. Salmon patties is generally what I fix. This is definitely going to be a new family winter soup favorite.

  9. Could I substitute regular milk for evap milk?

  10. Pam MacDonald says

    Did you drain the salmon or use the liquid from the can?

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