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Coho Salmon and Autumn Vegetables Soup with Turmeric


The Coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch, (from the Russian кижуч kizhuch) is a species of anadromous fish in the salmon family. Coho salmon are also known as silver salmon or “silvers”.
Ocean caught coho is regarded as excellent table fare. It has a moderate to high amount of fat, which is considered essential when judging taste. Only Spring Chinook and Sockeye salmon have higher levels of fats in their meat.
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  • 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 small carrots, cut into flowers
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1 lb. skinless boneless salmon filet, cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1/2  small pumpkin, peeled and cubed
  • 1 leek (white parts only), thickly sliced crosswise and washed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1⁄2 tsp. turmeric
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black
  • pepper, to taste
  • tarragon and lemon mint for garnish



Heat the olive oil in a 6-quart pot over medium-high heat. Add carrots, leeks, cook until vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Add potatoes, pumpkin, bay leaves and 6 cups water and bring to a boil over high heat.


Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until potatoes and carrots are tender, about 20 minutes.


Add salmon to soup; simmer until just cooked through, about 5-10 minutes. Add turmeric and season generously with salt and pepper.

Divide soup between bowls; garnish with tarragon and lemon mint.


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    October 2, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Wow:0 Your soup makes me want to take spoon anr it it of monitor if I only could.Feast for eyes and tastes thatway as well I am sure;)

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    October 3, 2011 at 4:25 am

    This is absolutely beautiful! I'm severely allergic to fish, so I can't indulge, but I sure wish I could!

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    October 3, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    So pretty! Ann, I think this would be equally delicious without the salmon too. I love your addition of turmeric. Can't wait to try this.

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    October 4, 2011 at 10:00 am

    That broth is crystal clear! Makes it look so lovely.

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    Marnina & Seth
    October 31, 2011 at 3:27 pm


    We just blogged about your soup at

    Thanks so much for providing us the opportunity to make such a wonderful dish!

    I Be a fooDie

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