Sunday, 1 September 2013

Soup Sunday: salmon soup

Back when The Gentleman used to live in Helsinki we'd often find our Sunday stroll heading for restaurant Helsinge, located in a charming old villa overlooking the river. The restaurant served The Best Salmon Soup Ever. My apologies to my sister whose soup it knocked off the #1 spot. 

The restaurant has since burned to the ground and we only have our memories. Based on those we have both sought to recreate that bowl of creamy goodness and The Gentleman's take is pretty close to perfect. Here is mine. 

Serves 5-6

1,5 tbps butter
1 large onion
7 potatos
1 l fish stock
5 allspice peppers
1 bay leaf
650 g salmon
3 dl cream
salt, white pepper
generous handful of chopped dill

Chop the onions and sauté in butter. Then add the potatos you've peeled and cut into similar sized chunks. Pour in the fish stock, allspice peppers and bay leaf.Cook over moderate heat until the potatos are cooked - depending on the size 20-20 minutes. Then add cream and the salmon. Cook for further 2-3 minutes. Remove the bay leaf, check the taste and season as needed. Before serving add the finely chopped dill.

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