Finnish Salmon Soup

Cook time 1 Hour
Servings 4


2 tbs. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 leek, white part finely sliced
½ tsp. all spice
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
2L fish stock
300g salmon skin removed and cut into chunks
100ml cream
¼ bunch dill, finely chopped
Juice ½ lemon

Finnish Salmon Soup


In a large saucepan sweat the leeks and onions ensuring that they soften but do not colour.  Now add the allspice and the potato. Coat in the onion mixture. Pour in the fish stock, season with salt and cook over a medium heat until the potatoes are soft.

Remove two pieces of the cooked potato from the soup and reserve. Use a stick blender to blend the soup until very smooth. Now add the cream and the salmon pieces to the soup and poach over a low heat for 5 minutes. Chop the extra potato into small pieces and return to the soup along with the dill and a little lemon.