Seattle Smoked Salmon Chowder Recipe

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Bertha Bell Modified: March 21, 2022
Seattle Smoked Salmon Chowder Recipe

How To Make Seattle Smoked Salmon Chowder

Enjoy a rich bowl of this smoked salmon chowder, loaded with flaky salmon, tasteful vegetables, and made creamy with milk, for a delicious meal!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 2tbspunsalted butter
  • 1medium yellow onion,diced
  • 3medium carrots,diced into ½-inch pieces
  • 3large celery stalks,diced into ½-inch pieces
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • 2tspkosher salt
  • 2tbspall-purpose flour
  • ½cupwhite wine,such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1tspdry thyme
  • 3cupschicken broth,reduced sodium
  • 12ozcauliflower wedge,(¼ of a large head), stem attached
  • 3small red potatoes,peeled, diced into ½-inch pieces
  • 1cupcorn kernels,frozen
  • 2cupswhole milk
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 8ozsalmon,hot-smoked, skinless
  • chives,chopped for garnish


  1. In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, melt the butter over medium heat.

  2. Add the onion, carrots, celery, garlic, and ½ teaspoon of salt, and sauté until the vegetables start to soften for about 5 minutes.

  3. Sprinkle flour evenly over the vegetables and cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Add the wine and deglaze the pot, scraping brown bits off the bottom.

  4. Add the thyme, broth, cauliflower, and potatoes, bring the pot to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.

  5. Remove the lid from the pot and transfer the cauliflower and 1 cup of the soup to a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer the puree back to the pot.

  6. Add the milk, corn, and smoked salmon and heat through for about 5 minutes.

  7. Season with remaining salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

  8. Ladle 2 cups of soup into each bowl and top with chives. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 365.84kcal
  • Fat: 13.84g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.68g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.90g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.30g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.99g
  • Fiber: 5.37g
  • Sugar: 11.84g
  • Protein: 18.11g
  • Cholesterol: 42.70mg
  • Sodium: 938.67mg
  • Calcium: 161.01mg
  • Potassium: 1242.60mg
  • Iron: 1.92mg
  • Vitamin A: 336.26µg
  • Vitamin C: 41.03mg
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