05 March 2011

Minna's Salmon Soup

I've got some free internet here at Cafe Esplanad in Helsinki, while I wait another hour or so before meeting up with Saara and Geoff, and I wanted to get Minna's Salmon Soup down on paper before I forget.

1 Litre of water
2 bay leaves
handful of whole peppercorns
1 leek, thinly sliced
about 2 cups of diced potatoes
1 small onion, small dice
1 lb of salmon, cut into 1 inch chunks
1 cup of half and half

Boil the water and add the leeks, bay leaves and potatoes.  Simmer for about 10-15 minutes.  Meanwhile, saute the onions in some olive oil over medium heat until slightly golden and soft, about 5-7 minutes.  Add the salmon to the onions, and brown on all sides.  When the potatoes are about 5 minutes from being done, add the onion/fish mix to the soup.  One minute out, add the half and half.  Salt to taste.

Serve hot with brown bread and cheese.


  1. So great you get to see Minna, Saara and Geoff, Jonathan!!

    This soup looks delectable!!!!

  2. That soup sounds yummy! I love the simplicity of ingredients.