Smoked Salmon Chowder and Cyber Monday

I’m a huge fan of salmon of all types. Here’s a recipe for Smoked Salmon Chowder which is quick to make, delicious, filling and anything but lo-cal!

Smoked Salmon Chowder


  • olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons diced white onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced shallot
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons diced leek
  • 1/2 head roasted Fennel, finely chopped. I make mine the day before
  • 8 ounces smoked salmon, cut into small pieces
  • 1-quart heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup white wine

ingredients for Smoked Salmon Chowder


  • Saute onions, shallots, and garlic in 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat for 4 minutes.
  • Add leeks, fennel and smoked salmon. Stir to cook but do not brown-about 5 minutes
  • Add white wine and deglaze the pan, then reduce by 1/2. About 6 minutes.
  • Add cream, lemon juice, bring to a soft boil and serve hot.

how to make Smoked Salmon Chowder

We enjoyed it with Roasted Fennel Au Gratin, crusty gluten-free rolls and a glass of Chardonnay.Smoked Salmon Chowder recipe

Speaking of price, the wild smoked salmon from Cost-Co is excellent and very affordable.

Are you doing much shopping online this season?

Have a great day and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.





  1. ooo Jen, you had me at Smoked Salmon! This sounds delicious and there is nothing like some rich hot soup when the weather gets cold. Im going to have to try this!
    Have a great weekend
    jess xx

    1. We make a meal of homemade soup on many winter evenings. Enjoy your weekend too! Xo

  2. Yes, lots of online shopping. Mainly for skin care, and a spreader for lawn fertilizer! Your soup looks way too relish. I adore smoked salmon.

    1. Me too! It’s very rich and filling.

  3. NO!
    I like to GO OUT in the AMBIANCE and there are VERY Little crowds if NO LINES AT ALL…….in these past few years!I still NEED to SEE IT and touch it.
    But I will make your SOUP!SOUNDS delicious………..

    1. We haven’t dug our deco’s out yet but this will be the week we do! I agree I love to see and touch, but the crowds drive me crazy. You’re a better shopper than I am.

      1. LA CONTESSA says:


      2. YAY!! Let me know how you both like it. It’s very rich. xoxo

      3. LA CONTESSA says:

        WE BOTH had TWO helpings and were up ALL night!!!!!!!
        Guess we cannot do that……..BUT IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!!

      4. Oh Oh! It is very rich. We only have one bowl each and have the other two bowls the next evening!

  4. Progress on your book? Your book! How exciting. I didn’t know such a work was in progress. And thanks for the cyber Monday links – I’ve been doing a bit of online shopping already this morning and will follow up on a couple of these links. Happy writing.

    1. This is why I am not writing a book. I have corrected my wording to say I did some reading 🙂 I have been dabbling with a short workbook but nothing that will be finished anytime soon! xo

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