This easy salmon chowder uses fresh salmon sauteed in butter and olive oil. Instant mashed potatoes provide a shortcut thickener for this quick-cooking chowder that can be ready in 30 minutes.
Ingredients in Easy Shortcut Salmon Chowder
This chowder has a base of chopped and sauteed celery, corn, garlic, and onions. Instant mashed potatoes thicken the chowder, and half-and-half makes it creamy. For the best taste, use fresh corn.
You can make this chowder with different varieties of salmon. You can even substitute white fish if you prefer it. Salmon with a lower fat content, such as coho, works well in this recipe because of the added fat from the half-and-half. However, higher-fat salmon, such as chinook (king) and Atlantic salmon, are also good choices. This chowder recipe doesn’t work as well with canned salmon because of its mushy texture and stronger flavor.
Steps for Making Easy Shortcut Salmon Chowder
The preparation for this recipe is easy, and except for the fish, this recipe uses everyday pantry items.
This recipe makes about four servings. If you use it for an appetizer, it will make about six servings. It is also delicious reheated and can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 or 4 days and reheated.
Other Recipes You Might Like
If you like this recipe, here are some other seafood recipes. Click on each name to link to the recipe.
- Fried Fish Tacos
- Baked Fish Tacos
- Mini Salmon Cakes with Dill Dip
- Salmon with Garlic Lemon Butter
- New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp
- Shrimp Tacos
- Mini Crab Cakes
- Crab-Stuffed Shrimp
- Shrimp Po’Boy
- Seafood Campechana
Source for Fresh-Frozen Fish
You can purchase fresh-frozen Alaskan salmon online from Wild Alaskan Company if you do not have access to fresh wild fish.