Lohikeitto - Finnish salmon soup

By anka
October 22, 2017

Author Notes:

It is traditional Finnish salmon soup, easy to make and taste heavenly.
Many recipes for it can be found online and this is just one of them.


Serves: 4


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 leek (about 2 cups) sliced
  • 4 cups fish stock (you can use fish stock cubes)
  • 1 pound potatoes (about 2-3 cups) cubed
  • 1 carrot (about 1.5 cups) sliced
  • 1 pound salmon cut into large pieces
  • 1 cup 35% cream
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Fresh dill, chopped
In This Recipe


  1. Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; add leeks and cook stirring for 5-6 minutes or until leek is welted.
  2. Add cubed potatoes, carrot and fish stock. Bring to a boil and let vegetable cook for 10-15 minutes depend on the size of the vegetable.
  3. Add salmon and cream and simmer for 5-6 minutes, adjust seasoning.
  4. Sprinkle with chopped dill and serve.

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Reviews (6) Questions (0)

6 Reviews

Chris N. August 1, 2018
This was so easy and good! Under 30 minutes to make from start to finish...I saved time by having the ‘fish peddler’ cut off the salmon skin...used seafood stock..might add rutabaga and/or turnip next time too...
Author Comment
anka August 1, 2018
Thank you, Chris! I'm so glad you liked it.
Rosey December 22, 2017
Thank you for sharing! I'll be making this on Christmas Eve :)
Author Comment
anka December 23, 2017
Thank you , I am so pleased to hear this! Have a Marry Christmas!
Niknud October 25, 2017
This looks delicious!
Author Comment
anka October 25, 2017
Thank you! <br />Taste delicious and it is so easy to make.<br />