Quick Alaska Salmon Chowder Recipe

This simple yet hearty salmon chowder is perfect to warm yourself during cold winter months.  Serve with a salad or sandwich and you have an easy and nutritious weeknight meal that’s sure to please. Salmon chowder has never tasted this good!

Quick Alaska Salmon Chowder Recipe
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Seafood
Serves: Serves 4
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We recommend using Wild Alaska Salmon & Seafood's Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon or Wild Caught King Salmonfor this recipe.
  • 1 can (14.75 oz.) or 2 cans (7.5 oz. each) traditional pack Alaska salmon
  • OR 8 to 10 oz. skinless, boneless salmon (canned or pouched)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 3 cups skim milk
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) frozen hash brown potatoes with peppers and onions (O’Brien style)
  • 1 can (8 oz.) drained or 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or dill weed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper or pepper blend seasoning
  • ¼ cup bacon bits, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons sherry, if desired
  1. Drain salmon, reserving liquid; discard skin and bones (if any). Break salmon into chunks, set aside.
  2. Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add milk and salmon liquid, bring to a low boil. Stir in potatoes, corn, seasonings, and 2 tablespoons bacon bits. Return to simmer, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in salmon and sherry, if desired; heat through.
  3. To serve, ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle with remaining bacon bits.
  4. Spicy Variation: Add Cajun or Southwest seasoning or red pepper flakes to taste.