Fennel, Potato and Salmon Soup Recipe

Fennel, Potato and Salmon Soup

We did not grow up eating fish on the farm and I only started eating salmon later on. The first time I had salmon I liked it a lot and I have been eating it, at least couple times a month, since then. I usually just cook it in the oven and might prepare a salad as a side.

This time I decided to buy salmon and to make something different for lunch. Sometimes it's hard to decide what to cook. Fish is so versatile and depending on what spices or marinade that you use, you can have sweet, spicy or savoury flavours. When it's BBQ season I like to just add a small amount of maple syrup mixed with soy sauce on top of my salmon for a quick Dinner.

For me eating fish is important because of the health benefits. Healthy fats will give you a boost of healthy omega-3s, which are good for preventing heart disease and other illnesses. Did you know that it helps reduce inflammation and reduced joint pain? Why not add fish on your menu each week?

This Salmon and Potatoes Soup with Fennel was quick to prepare. In less than 30 minutes we were ready to eat. I like it when I make a one-pot meal. It's also such greatcomfort food. This soup will be on the menu again because it was just so tasty. Instead of the chicken broth, you could use a vegetable or fish broth for a change. Haddock can be also a nice alternative to the salmon and will taste justbe as good!

Fennel, Potato and Salmon Soup

SALMON AND POTATOES SOUP WITH FENNEL

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 bulb fennel, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups chicken broth
284g Salmon, cut in small pieces
1 star anise
2 cups potatoes, diced in small cubes
salt to taste

Directions:
1- In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the fennel and cook for 10 minutes stirring often to prevent sticking.
2- Add the garlic and cook one more minute.
3- Add the chicken broth and potatoes. Bring to boil, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes.
4- Add the salmon, star anise and salt. Cook for another 8-10 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Serves 4.

Enjoy!

35 comments

  1. feeling like I am about to get sick this week and have no time for sickness. I could use this soup today! it looks amazing

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    1. Hope you feel better. When I'm sick all I want to eat is soup.

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  2. Mmmm…now that's a pot of goodness! :)

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  3. This looks lovely simple and fresh tasting. We don't eat a lot of soup, but personally I love it.

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  4. I love making soup. I have never cooked salmon before but my kids do enjoy eating it.

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    1. Salmon is easy to cook, we try to have one salmon meal a week.

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  5. oh,that looks delicious,I love salmon,but never tried it in a soup before though.

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    1. Thanks, it's different in soups and very good.

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  6. I think this is a delicious looking soup and not too heavy. Healthy too.

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  7. Very unique and it sounds delicious! I'd love to try it!

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    1. We enjoyed this soup a lot Stephanie, my son had two bowls :)

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  8. My boyfriend hates salmon and when I was a kid my mom would make salmon patties from the can mixed with egg and breadcrumbs and my dad and I would smother it with ketsup. Not so sure I even want to try salmon based on that experience.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. Fresh is always better in my book. Maybe you should give it a try.

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  9. This sounds so good! I love salmon and fennel is definitely underused in my opinion.

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  10. i guess i cant really say anything until i tried it first but i am not a huge fan of fish (ill have salmon if seasoned up reallllly good) so not sure i would like it in my soup. again cant judge unless i try

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    1. I like that we all have different taste. Thanks for your comment.

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  11. That looks really delicious; will have to try it. I made a soup with sweet potatoes the other day that was very tasty.

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    1. I like sweet potatoes a lot and they are so healthy for you.

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  12. Love the idea of these flavours together!

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  13. Love salmon. This sounds really good!

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  14. It looks very good. I would have never thought of putting salmon in soup!

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  15. Mmm I love fish. I cant eat frozen though, break out in hives from the preservatives. This looks so good!

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  16. SALMON AND POTATOES SOUP WITH FENNEL!!!!!!!! Love it!

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  17. I've never made salmon soup. This looks like something I'd like to try. Thanks for the recipe.

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  18. now that is one way to impress guests

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  19. salmon soup?? never heard of this but have to try it!

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  20. I love salmon! I never thought about putting it in soup. Thanks for the recipe.

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