Paleo New England Salmon Chowder Recipe

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Paleo New England Salmon Chowder

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Paleo New England Salmon Chowder Recipe

I found a can of organic salmon in my pantry and set out to make something with it. With the weather finally cooling off (down from 90 degrees to 70 degrees this week), I thought it was about time to make something soup-y, so I immediately decided on salmon chowder. I really had no idea what I was doing, but I put together a recipe that surprisingly turned out great. Hubby and I both agreed that it tasted just like New England Clam Chowder, minus the clams, which is why I named my recipe New England Salmon Chowder.

I love love love New England Clam Chowder, which is why, I guess, I’m so pleased with the results. Unlike the clam chowder, though, mine is free of potato and dairy. My son even liked it, which is a big deal in our household!

Paleo New England Salmon Chowder Recipe

Paleo New England Salmon Chowder Recipe



5 slices of bacon

2 cups almond milk

2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

2 cups chopped broccoli

3 cups chopped cauliflower

½ lb salmon – canned or fresh (If you use fresh, make sure to cook it before following this recipe.)

½ cup almond flour

1 teaspoon ground mustard

dash of paprika

optional – sweet potato


Making It:

  1. Chop the bacon, then cook it in a pot on the stove, making sure to stir frequently so that it doesn’t stick.
  2. Once the bacon is done, use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the pot to get all of the yummy drippings loose.
  3. Leaving the bacon, bacon fat, and drippings in the pot, add in the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Bring to a boil, then simmer until the veggies are cooked through. For me this was about 20 minutes.



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  1. Oh that looks good! I have never tried a salmon chowder before!
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  2. I LOVE salmon, but I’ve never even thought to put it in a chowder before. This looks and sounds really good!

  3. I love salmon, and I’m a Paleo person myself so I’ll definitely be giving this recipe a try!

  4. I’m sure my hubby would go for this – he LOVES salmon

  5. I have never had any kind of seafood chowder. Super creative idea!
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  6. YUMMY! I’ve been looking for new salmon recipes, so this is great!

  7. Very good. I don’t understand the optional sweet potato. Would you add a cooked sweet potato mashed or just a raw one cut up? I used coconut milk because I didn’t have almond milk. At the end I added a tablespoon of ghee and some hot sauce. Will definitely add this to my favorite stews/soups.

    • If you want more veggies in your soup (in addition to the broccoli and cauliflower), I suggest sweet potato as one that would go well with it. If you would like to add sweet potato, it would be best put into the soup cubed. I would recommend using raw sweet potato and then letting it cook while the soup is simmering. I bet the coconut milk tasted really good in it!

  8. This looks delicious! How many servings does this make? I’m cooking for 1 so I need to divide the ingredients accordingly.

    • I honestly don’t remember how many servings we got out of it. Do you want any leftovers? I think you would be safe quartering it. If you only want one bowl full, then maybe divide it by 6. Good luck!

  9. I cannot find Any Almond milk that is healthy..All have added junk in them..
    Please do not suggest making my own.

    Do you have any suggestions?


    • As far as I know, there isn’t much available. Maybe Trader Joe\’s brand almond milk from the cold foods section? I haven’t looked at the ingredients, but my husband used their coconut milk (before it was discontinued) and I don’t think it had too many junk ingredients in it. The other option would be to try canned coconut milk without guar gum.

  10. This chowder is so delicious! I’ve made it a number of times and realized today that I never said thanks… so thanks! We love this recipe with or without sweet potato. :)


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