Finnish salmon soup

Finnish salmon soup

Finnish salmon soup is made not only from salmon or trout fillets, but also from the bellies of these fish. To give the broth a richer flavor, the spine and fins remaining after filleting the carcass are used. Cream is definitely added to the soup, and butter is used for frying the vegetables. The higher the fat content of the cream and butter, the tastier and more satisfying the dish turns out.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Soup
Cuisine Finnish
Servings 5 people
Calories 368 kcal


  • 1 knife
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 pot
  • 1 tablespoon


  • 400 g fish salmon bellies and soup set from the spine and fins
  • 80 g onion or leek
  • 380 g potato peeled
  • 70 g carrot
  • 200 ml cream
  • 30 g butter
  • 1 pc bay leaf
  • 7 pcs peppercorn
  • tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp dill chopped
  • 1.7 liters water


  • Prepare the ingredients. Wash and peel the potatoes, carrots, and onions. If the potatoes are young, it is not necessary to remove the skin – just wash the tubers well under running water.
    Ingredients for finnish salmon soup
  • Add salt, bay leaf, and black peppercorns to the boiling water.
    1 pc bay leaf, ⅓ tbsp salt, 1.7 liters water, 7 pcs peppercorn
    Adding salt, pepper, bay leaf in boiling water
  • Drop the bellies, spine, and fins into the boiling water. Add the carrots. Cook for 20 minutes.
    400 g fish, 70 g carrot
    Drop the bellies, spine, and fins into the boiling water.
  • Add the carrots. Cook for 20 minutes.
    Add carrot into broth
  • Remove the cooked parts of the fish from the broth using a slotted spoon.
    Remove the cooked parts of the fish from the broth
  • Separate the salmon flesh from the bones, skin, and fins. Place in a separate bowl.
    Separated the salmon flesh from the bones, skin, and fins
  • Cut the potatoes into cubes, chop the onion. Melt a piece of butter in a heated pan.
    80 g onion, 380 g potato, 30 g butter
    Melt a piece of butter
  • Fry the potatoes and onions in the butter.
    Frying potatoes, yellow onion
  • Add the julienned carrots to the potatoes and onions.
    Adding carrot to potatoes
  • Fry the vegetables, constantly stirring with a spatula, for another five minutes.
    Frying vegetables
  • Transfer the potatoes, onions, and carrots to the pot.
    Transferring the roasting to a saucepan
  • Add the strained broth.
    Adding the broth to the soup
  • Cook until the potatoes are fully cooked.
    Ready-made potatoes in soup
  • Add the salmon.
    Adding fish to the soup
  • Pour in the cream.
    200 ml cream
    Adding cream to the soup
  • Cook the soup with cream for three minutes.
    Cooking fish salmon soup
  • Add dill, stir and turn off the heat to the pot.
    2 tbsp dill
    Adding dill to the pot.
  • Let the dish stand for 10 minutes.
    Cooked finnish salmon soup
  • The delicious, fragrant creamy salmon soup is ready. It can be served in bowls and brought to the table, complemented by various types of bread.
    Finnish salmon soup


Calories: 368kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 19gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 126mgPotassium: 842mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3162IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2mg
Keyword fish, homemade




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