Salmon soup for Andy

Tällä kertaa kirjoitan englanniksi, sillä autan brittiläistä kollegaani hädässä. Nimittäin kalakeittohädässä.

As we all know, British kitchen is famous for it’s ”delicacies”. Haggis, sandwich and chips, fish and chips, crisps. Well, I’m happy to observe, that the British culinary habits are not hopeless – there is light in the tunnel: my colleague from UK asked for a Finnish salmon soup recipe in Facebook. British asking culinary help from Finn may be a bit like a blind person guiding a deaf person, but so what! Salmon soup is one of the best Finnish food, here you go Andy.


Serves 2 to 3 persons

0,5 litres fish stock (e.g. Puljonki Kalaliemi)
3 potatoes
1-2 carrots
1 onion
10 black peppers, whole
1 bay leaf
1 slice of rye bread
500 grams fresh salmon
0,3 litres cream
0,3 litres milk
salt to taste
handful of chopped dill
a little bit butter

Peel and chop potatoes, onion and carrots, and cook them in fish stock with bay leaf, black peppers and crumbled bread for about 15-20 minutes, until the potatoes and carrots are about done. Remove the skin and the bones of salmon. Cut the fish into cubes, add into kettle and cook for 5 minutes. Add the cream and milk, and wait until it boils again. Check the taste and add salt, if needed. Mix in the dill and a piece of butter. Enjoy!