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Finnish Salmon Soup (Lohikeitto)


A bowl of soup with salmon, carrot, potato, leek, and dill.

The Benefits

Salmon: This popularly eaten fish is bountiful with nutrients which may help manage cholesterol levels and blood pressure, prevent inflammation, and boost brain health.

Vitamin B12, B6, E & D – Iron – Potassium – Omega-3 Fatty Acids


Leek: This mild leafy green vegetable, known for its subtle onion and garlic-like flavors, has an array of vitamins and minerals that may help fight inflammation in the body, promote healthy weight management and support heart health.


Vitamin A, B6, C & K – Copper – Iron – Manganese


Carrot: This flavorful root vegetable that ranges in color may have the ability to improve vision, boost immunity, support heart and skin health, and help regulate blood sugar levels.

Antioxidants – Vitamin A, B, C & K – Fiber


Dill: This unique herb with a citrus-like and slightly grassy flavor may help promote digestion, reduce bloating, support bone health, fight infections, and boost quality of sleep.

Vitamin A, B9, B2 & C – Manganese – Iron


Potato: This naturally gluten-free starchy root may help improve digestive health, boost heart health, and control blood sugar.

Vitamin B6 & C – Fiber – Potassium


The Recipe

Ingredients

3 tbsp unsalted butter

1 lrg leek, halved & finely sliced

2 lrg carrots, halved & sliced

5 cups water or fish broth

1 lb. russet potatoes, peeled & diced

salt & pepper

1 c. heavy cream

1/4 tsp allspice

1 lb. skinless salmon, cut into 1" cubes

1 bundle of dill, finely chopped


Instructions

1) Create the soup base: In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add in leeks and carrots. Sauté for 4-5 minutes.

2) Add the dimension: Gently pour in the water or fish broth. Add potatoes and bring to a boil then immediately reduce to simmer. Add salt and pepper. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes and carrots can be easily pierced.

3) Time for the star!: Slowly pour in the heavy cream while stirring simultaneously. Add allspice and 2/3 of the chopped dill. Next, drop in cubed salmon. Stir and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes or until the salmon is cooked thoroughly. 4) Serve and enjoy! Once salmon is fully cooked, your lohikeitto is ready to eat! Ladle into individual bowls and top with extra dill.



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