Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Salmon, Sweet Potato & Broccoli Chowder.

1 large onion, chopped (2 cups)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup flour
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups whole milk
1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced (1 1/2 cups)
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 pound skinless salmon fillets; cut into 1/2 inch chunks.
1 small broccoli stalk, cut into pieces
salt and pepper to taste

In a large saucepan, over medium heat, sauté the onion in butter until soft and translucent. Approximately 5-10 minutes.
Add flour and stir.
Whisk in the broth and milk continuing to whisk for a couple of minutes and then add potatoes, bay leaf and thyme.
Bring to medium heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for 5-7 minutes.
Add salmon and broccoli.
Cook 5 more minutes.
Have it with someone who loves you. It tastes better. Otherwise have it all to yourself listening to Tina Charles and Abba.
Recipe & picture from


Anonymous a babe of very little brain said...

raw broccoli has more vitamin c than an orange.

are you making that tonight? then i'll be your valentine.

4:13 PM  
Blogger demonsinme said...

(a gift from the demon to be made as a gift to your loved ones)

In my lonely heart,
hate plays a great part,
it wills the my action from the start,
it herd me words with such grand art,
it is the very thing that bounds our two hearts.

I hate the moments when you are not in sight,
coz it is the time that I could not see your plight,
and I can't remedy the things that bring you fright,

I hate the days that my might seeps by,
and when I can't stop your sad cry,
making your smile dry,
making me feel worst than having to die.

I hate the months when draught come to visit,
coz it would hinder my rose seeds,
making me dread the times we meet,
as I have no flower to place on your lovely feet,
and be shied from your smile so sweet.

But, the greatest that I hate,
is the day that you saw me not even as a mate,
and my love has become your hate,
as it is the most dreadfull of my fate.

9:16 PM  
Blogger NJ said...

Wow! Somehow u remind me of Daniel Craig, who apparently loves cooking too (minusing the blonde hair that is...hehehe).

2:05 AM  
Blogger tehtarik said...

Wow, a guy who can sweet talk and cook dinner at the same time? It will be hard not to fall for you. Unfortunately, these days, girls only see money.

10:36 AM  
Blogger tokasid said...

salam to Bergen and all.
Am salivating while looking at the pic and recipe. Will ask mem and maid to try cook it this weekend. Can the salmon be replace by other fishes? Its CNY and don't think salmon will be available in Jebatville's Jusco.

11:21 AM  
Blogger podgykat said...

Looks good this chowder Bergen, serve with some nice fluffy bread rolls on the side-yummy yum. Have you tried it? I'll give it a shot this weekend, thanks for the recipe - some ideas for us cooking mums!

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Ol Lady from the Green Mtn said...

Looks like a good recipe. I cook salmon several times a week so this will be a recipe I will definitely try. Thanks, Bergen.

Tokasid, you can substitute any firm-fleshed fish for the salmon. I don't know what fish you get in Malaysia but fresh tuna or mackerel would be a good substitute.

Also, if you do not like broccoli, try spinach with this recipe. It will go well with the milk, salmon and sweet potatoes.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Ibu said...

unsalted butter, salmon & broccoli? euuwww.... so healthy. chocolate better.

11:38 PM  
Blogger NURAINA A SAMAD said...

hi bergen,

i am impressed..
i am a day late to make this and to have it with someone I love.
But i will try it soon.

3:06 AM  
Blogger tokasid said...

OLFTGM: thank you for your suggestion. I have no problem with broccoli but doesn't fancy spinach( reminded me of Popeye the sailorman..)

12:14 PM  
Blogger k.d said...

Mr. Bergen sir,

Can change the fish ke? I don't like salmon. Tasted chowder once.. not too impressed with it.

Maybe kalau make myself ok kot..hahaha

By the way, I'm tagging you about 6 wierd things about you. (See me blog)

Would be interesting to know about you sir, since you led interesting lives.

3:27 AM  
Blogger Queen Of The House said...

This is much better than the common clam chowder, Bergen. Excuse me while I go wipe the drool off my face :P Must try this soon.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amboi, sampai 2 cups of big onion? kaya tokey bawang macam ni..hehe

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Ol Lady from the Green Mtn said...

I tried this recipe last night and it was good. I halved everything and substituted spinach for the broccoli (sorry Tokasid, spinach rocks!). And it doesn't matter what kind of milk you use ... whole milk just makes it creamier and also loads on the fat, so I always use low fat milk. Just up the spices a little bit ... I went a little heavier on the pepper.

Thank you for sharing, Bergen.

2:06 AM  
Blogger bergen said...

Friends, thank you for dropping by. Good to have you here, wish I could cook something up for all of you so we can all have a good time. Who knows, maybe one day I might just do this so I can invite you personally to this cook out or something. We'll see how it goes.

Thank you, folk!

10:49 AM  

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