Salmon, Sweet Potato, and Broccoli Chowder

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Salmon, Sweet Potato, and Broccoli ChowderRecipe
Photo: David Prince
4 servings


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1 large onion, chopped (2 cups)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup all-purpose 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 fillet, 2 skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves, or 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound) -- meat or fish cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 small broccoli stalk, cut into pieces (about 1/2 cup)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper


Prep: 30 Minutes

In a large, heavy saucepan, over medium heat, cook the onion in the butter until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the flour and stir until smooth. Whisk in the broth and milk, then add the sweet potato, bay leaf, and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes. Add the fish or meat and broccoli; simmer 5 minutes for the salmon, 7 minutes for the chicken, or 10 minutes for the pork. Season with the salt and pepper. Ladle into 4 bowls.

Created date

July 2004

Nutritional Information

Calcium 197 mg
Calories 456
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 26 g
Cholesterol 102 mg
Fat 25 g
Fiber 3 g
Iron 2 mg
Protein 31 mg
Satfat 10 g
Sodium 571 mg