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Quick Alaska Salmon Chowder

Trident Seafoods Sea Alaska® Pink Salmon comes together with potatoes, peppers, corn, bacon bits, and onions in this light soup seasoned with savory herbs. Perfect as a lunch or dinner entrée, each bowlful is high in protein and high in omega-3s, and is a delicious way to warm up on a cool day.

Ingredients

1  Can Sea Alaska® Pink Salmon 14.75 oz
1  TBSP Butter
1  Small Onion (Chopped)
1  TBSP Flour
3  Cups Skim Milk
2  Cups (8 oz) frozen hashbrown potatoes with peppers and onions (O'Brien Style)
1  Can (8 oz) drained or 1 cup frozen corn kernels
1  TSP Dried Thyme
1/2  TSP Salt
1/2  TSP Lemon pepper or pepper blend seasoning
1/4  Cup Bacon Bits, divided
2  TBSP Sherry, if desired

Directions

Use 1 can (14.75 ounces) or 2 cans (6-7.5 oz) Sea Alaska® or other Trident Seafoods® Alaska canned salmon.

Drain salmon, reserving liquid; discard skin and bones (if any). Break salmon into chunks, set aside.

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. To serve, ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle with remaining bacon bits.

Spicy Variation: Add Cajun or Southwest seasoning or red pepper flakes to taste.