|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 6 to 8|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 15g||20%|
|Saturated Fat 8g||40%|
|Total Carbohydrate 26g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||9%|
|Total Sugars 5g|
|Vitamin C 35mg||177%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Hearty and rich, this salmon chowder recipe is a fantastic way to use leftover cooked salmon or canned salmon. Since it is made in the slow cooker, this chowder is ideal for nights when the kids have after-school sports or activities.
This chowder is a meal all by itself. Just add a green salad and some crusty Italian or French bread, and you're good to go.
8 ounces red potatoes, diced into 1/2-inch chunks
8 ounces frozen corn
1 (15-ounce) can creamed corn
1 small onion, diced
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
2 cups vegetable broth, or seafood broth
1 teaspoon seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay
2 (5-ounce) cans salmon, drained
1 cup cream, or half-and-half
3 to 5 dashes hot sauce, optional
4 to 6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled, for garnish
Add the potatoes, corn, creamed corn, onions, red peppers, jalapeno peppers, vegetable broth and seafood seasoning to the slow cooker. Cover, and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours.
About 15 minutes before serving, ladle half of the mixture into a blender. With a kitchen towel on top of the blender (to avoid steam burns), puree the soup until thickened. Return to the slow cooker. Add the salmon and cream or half-and-half and the hot sauce, if using.
Stir, and cook another 15 to 30 minutes. Taste, and add more seafood seasoning if necessary. Note: Slow cooking mutes the flavors of foods. It is quite likely you will need to season this soup before serving.
Ladle the chowder into bowls, and top with crumbled bacon.
Use Caution When Blending Hot Ingredients
Steam expands quickly in a blender, and can cause ingredients to splatter everywhere or cause burns. To prevent this, fill the blender only one-third of the way up, vent the top, and cover with a folded kitchen towel while blending.
- If you have leftover cooked salmon, use 1 cup in the recipe and flake it with a fork.