Saw this recipe in a magazine at the book store, can’t recall what magazine it was though. The sight of the salmon with the roe looked so delightful along with the use of kale in the soup. So I decided to give it a whirl and voila – what a delight!
The Verdict of Northwest Salmon Soup?
Even though I added lemon juice to the creme fresh, it seemed like not enough, next time I would add some lemon zest to the creme fraiche. The broth tasted better and better after a few minutes. The the kale and salmon played so well in the taste. I’m starting to like kale a ton more especially in broths – it gives a flavourful depth to any soup! I’m going to give the Kale the superstar Grammy ingredient for this recipe – it deserves it!
Northwest Salmon Soup Ingredients:
- 12 ounces fresh or frozen salmon
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 – 32 ounce vegetable stock
- 2 cups chopped kale
- 1-1/2 cups chopped potatoes
- 1/2 cup carrot, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh dill
- 1/4 creme fraiche
- 1 tablespoon monkfish caviar
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Pat dry salmon, cut in 1 inch pieces.
- In large pot (or dutch oven) heat butter over medium low heat until melted. Add onion and garlic, cook, covered 10 – 15 mins until tender, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium-high, cook onions, uncovered for few more minutes, stir in paprika and pepper.
- Stir in broth, kale, potatoes and carrots. bring to boiling reduce heat. Simmer covered, about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- In a separate pan add salmon to hot pan on med/high, cook until salmon fillet pieces flake easily when tested with fork.
- Ladle soup in bowls, add salmon pieces to each bowl.
- Top each serving with a kettle chip, sour cream, dill and caviar.
Recipe makes 4 yummy servings.
What I Changed From Original Recipe:
- Added a large clove of garlic (minced)
- Added 1/4 tablespoon lemon juice to the creme fraiche. Could have use even more! I wanted to add lemon zest, but where I was staying in Whistler did not have a utensil to do so.
- I didn’t use salmon roe, I used two types of monkfish caviar (red and black)
Soup Mistress Rating for Northwest Salmon Soup: