Lohikeitto- Finnish Salmon Soup

When I came across this popular Finnish salmon soup I just knew I had to try it. I always seem to have salmon in the freezer and we really love seafood based soups. I really enjoyed this soup since its a lot like potato soup that we make in the south. The added salmon is really the only difference.

4 cups water
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small white onion, diced
2 regular sized potatoes, cubed
3/4 pound salmon filet, skinned, de-boned and cut into cubes
3/4 cups heavy cream
dash ground allspice
salt and pepper to taste
scallions, for garnish (optional)

1. In a  4-quart saucepan on medium heat add olive oil and onions, cook until tender. Add bay leaves, allspice, salt and pepper, mix.

2. Carefully pour water into pan, add potatoes and allow to cook until thoroughly cooked, about 20 minutes covered.

3. Remove lid and add salmon and cream, cook for 6 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.

Yields: 2 servings

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