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Hearty & creamy traditional Finnish Salmon Soup - Lohikeitto. Warms you up instantly and it's really filling! #Finland #soup #salmon | cookingtheglobe.com

Finnish Salmon Soup - Lohikeitto

Creamy, hearty, and comforting, this Finnish Salmon Soup (Lohikeitto) is perfect for chilly fall or winter days. Ready in 30 minutes + really easy to make!
Cuisine Finnish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 650kcal
Author CookingTheGlobe


  • ½ stick (¼ cup or about 50 grams) unsalted butter
  • 1 leek, sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 5 cups (1,25l) fish stock (can be substituted with water)
  • 1 lb (450g) potatoes, cubed
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 lb (450g) salmon fillet, de-boned, de-skinned and cut into small chunks
  • 1 cup (250ml) heavy cream
  • 1 cup (10g) fresh dill for garnish, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt the butter in a pot. Add the sliced leek and saute until translucent, about 7 minutes.
  • Add the stock, carrot and potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes over medium heat. At this point the potatoes should be almost ready.
  • Add the salmon chunks and the cream, and cook for about 5-7 minutes more, until it starts to boil.
  • Turn off the heat and add the dill, salt and pepper. Close the lid and wait for another 10 minutes. Enjoy!


Calories: 650kcal