Finnish Salmon Soup
Finnish Salmon Soup
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4 tbsp Salted butter
2 tbsp Shallots minced
2 tbsp Garlic minced
3 Red potatoes cubed
2 Carrots sliced
1 tsp Salt
Black pepper to taste
5 cups Chicken stock or seafood
1 lb Salmon skinned and cubed
1 cup Heavy cream cream, or half & half
½ cup Fresh dill finely chopped

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Hearty soup does not always require hours on the stove. This easy Lohikeitto recipe, also known as Finnish salmon soup, is proof of that fact. It’s supremely warming, loaded with potatoes, carrots, and pieces of salmon poached in fish stock (or use chicken stock) and made silky with cream. The simplest recipes are the most satisfying, and did I mention it takes just 30 minutes to cook?  

Before you start, prepare the ingredients: skin and cube the salmon, slice the carrots, mince the garlic and shallots, and dice the potatoes. Grab some butter and add it to a large stock pot set over medium heat, and sauté with a few tablespoons of minced shallots and garlic until fragrant. Add the potatoes and carrots and hit the mixture with some salt and black pepper. Then add the stock and bring to a boil. Cover the pot with a lid and simmer until the vegetables start to soften. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add in the salmon chunks and cream. Simmer for another 5 minutes. Finally, stir in the chopped fresh dill and remove the pot from the heat. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Let the soup sit for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!  

To make the Lohikeitto, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Lohikeitto


Cook shallots and garlic


In a large stock pot over medium heat, melt 4 tablespoons butter and add 2 tablespoons minced shallots and 2 tablespoons minced garlic. Cook, stir frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.


Add potatoes, carrots, salt and pepper


Add in 3 cubed potatoes, 2 sliced carrots, 1 teaspoon salt, and black pepper to taste and stir to combine.


Add stock


Add in 5 cups seafood or chicken stock. Raise the heat to high and bring the stock to a boil. Cover with lid and simmer until vegetables start to soften, about 12-15 minutes.


Add salmon and cream


Remove the lid from the pot and reduce the heat to medium-low. Add in the salmon chunks and 1 cup cream. Stir and simmer, uncovered, for another 5 minutes.


Add dill


Stir in ½ cup chopped fresh dill, cover with the lid, and let the soup sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.



Ladle the soup among bowls and garnish with additional black pepper and chopped fresh dill. Enjoy!

Lohikeitto is a comfort salmon soup packed with flavor. It comes together quickly and makes a healthy and hearty meal. Made this recipe? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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Yummy! Comfort fish soup!

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