I’m a longtime fan of Chef Dennis and I’m happy to be guest posting for his Guest Post Friday Series .
This time of year I especially love soups, stews and chowders. I relish the warm, silky smooth texture of pureed tomato bisque sipped from my favorite mug. Chicken Noodle Soup is on hand during flu season. It is easy on the tummy and the aroma wafting up your nose jump starts your appetite and maybe it helps open your sinuses too.
Sometimes I’m in the mood for something more hearty and full-bodied in my bowl like Smoky Salmon Chowder. These times I turn to more complex flavors like seafood with layers of smoky goodness from bacon and smoked paprika.
Fresh Salmon pairs well with those smoky undertones. Salmon’s flavor also blends well with milk. I keep the mirepoix on the crisp side and par-cook the potatoes.
All it takes is about 30 minutes start to finish. Sound good? I think so too.