Saturday, February 11, 2012

Norway: Salmon Soup

When looking through recipes for this months Cook Around the Globe, I came across quite a few fish soups from Norway. Soups always make a nice, often light dinner - and I'm a sucker for soups anyway. I had never made a soup with salmon before and this recipe sounded good. It's quick and easy recipe with a nice combination of ingredients, all things I love: potatoes, salmon, tomatoes. The soup has rather a subtle flavor but you are always free to add more tomatoes or seasoning.

3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 5-6 mm (1/4") dice
1 small celery stalk, thinly sliced 
1 onion, finely chopped
1-2 tsp vegetable oil
1  15-oz (400g) can (petite) diced tomatoes
1  8-oz tomato sauce

250 g (9 oz) salmon fillet, diced
1-2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley and/or snipped chives
sour cream

Heat oil over medium heat. Add potatoes, celery and onion, and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add 1 liter (4 1/4 cups) water, bring to a boil and simmer until potatoes are soft, about 10-15 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, bring to a simmer. Season to taste with salt, pepper and herbs. Add salmon and let simmer for 1-2 minutes until salmon is cooked through. Serve immediately with a dollop of sour cream.

(adapted from: "Norwegisch kochen" by Alexander Pöche and Susanne Schöer)


  1. This definitely sounds like a comforting bowl of soup =)