Lohikeitto Recipe (Finnish Salmon Soup)
You have two of the most-loved ingredients in Finland for this fish soup -- dill and salmon. Add some cream and vegetables in there and you’ll have a delightful bowl of Lohikeitto; give this easy salmon soup recipe a try!
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 pc leek, thinly sliced (only white/lighter part)
- 1 medium carrot, diced
- 3 medium potatoes, diced
- 5 cups fish stock
- 1/2 kg salmon fillet (about 1 lb), cut into cubes
- 3/4 cup heavy cream (double cream)
- 3/4 to 1 cup dill, roughly chopped
- salt and pepper, to season
Making Finnish salmon soup:
Place a medium-sized (or large pan) over medium heat. Add butter.
Once the butter has completely melted, add thinly sliced leek. Cook until slightly soft.
Add carrot and potatoes. Mix.
Add fish stock. Cover pot with a lid, adjust heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil.
Adjust heat back to medium-low and simmer your salmon soup until vegetables are almost cooked.
Add salmon fillet and heavy cream. Mix to combine.
Turn the heat back to medium. Cover with a lid and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
Season by adding salt and pepper. Mix.
Add dill to finish your lohikeitto. Turn heat off.
Cover with a lid and keep covered for 2 minutes.
Cook's Tip #1: Fish stock is an excellent flavor base for making this lohikeitto recipe.
Cook's Tip #2: Feel free to replace heavy cream with light cream, if that's what you prefer.
Cook's Tip #3: You can use any salmon cut for preparing lohikeitto, as long as it's a fillet.
Cook's Tip #4: Chop the vegetables in almost identical sizes, while keeping the salmon slightly bigger than the size of the vegetables. Imagine that you will fit a couple of vegetables and a piece of salmon in every spoonful.
Cook's Tip #5: You can substitute shallots for leeks, but not onions.
Cook's Tip #6: If you want a creamier lohikeitto, add a tablespoon of chilled butter when you turn the heat off. Mix and then cover with a lid, setting it aside for a couple more minutes.
Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 762mg | Potassium: 1132mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2811IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 2mg