Monday, January 2, 2012

Modified Finnish Salmon Soup - With Greens!

This is modified from a Finnish-American cookbook I have.

4-6 baking potatoes, peeled and sliced to less than 1/4 inch thick
Filleted salmon (I used trader joe's salmon from a can, watch for BPA though!) COOKED
3 cups milk (or cream or half and half)
2 cups cheese (Swiss or Finnish Swiss is great!), I used what I had on hand, shredded blend of cheeses
2 tomatoes diced (or 1 can of diced tomatoes)
1/4 c butter
1 bunch of greens of your choice (kale, spinach, etc)
1/2 - 1 white or yellow onion
Peppercorn (black) 3-4
Garlic (to taste)
Paprika or red pepper
Clove (whole, if desired)

My 3 year old enjoying her salmon soup with extra cheese :)
Preheat oven to 375

In a deep pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add in crushed garlic, stir and add onion. When onion is translucent, add peppercorn, paprika and clove. Stir and add your potatoes. Pour in milk. Stir and cover.

Check every few minutes and stir until potatoes are mostly cooked.

In a 9x13 pan, add some butter/margarine or olive oil to the bottom of your pan to prevent sticking, then add your greens. (If they are fresh, de-stem them and chop roughly.)
On top of the greens add in half your tomatoes, and pour the potato mixture over the bed of greens. Add the remaining tomato and your salmon. Ensure everything is well distributed.

Place in oven for 20 minutes, covered. Uncover, sprinkle (or place sliced) cheese on top and cook for another 10-15 minutes. Serve warm and in bowls, as it will be liquidy.

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