Low Fat- Smoked Salmon Chowder

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 4


  1. 2 tablespoons Compliments Butter
  2. 1 large onion, chopped
  3. 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  4. freshly ground pepper
  5. 1/3 cup Compliments Unbleached Flour
  6. 4 cups Compliments Chicken Broth
  7. 1 pound petite red potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
  8. 2 packages (4 ounces each) Smoked Salmon, skin removed
  9. 1 cup Lucerne® Fat Free Coffee Creamer
  10. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  11. 1 cup Compliments Frozen Small Peas (do not thaw)


  1. In a 5- to 6-quart pan, combine butter, onion, tarragon, and pepper to taste over medium high heat. 
  2. Stir often until onion has softened but is not browned, 5-6 minutes. 
  3. Sprinkle flour over onion mixture and cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. 
  4. Gradually add broth, stirring constantly, until well blended. 
  5. Add potatoes and bring mixture to a boil. 
  6. Reduce heat, cover pan, and simmer until potatoes are tender when pierced, about 20 minutes.
  7. Flake salmon into bite-sized pieces. 
  8. Add to broth mixture along with half and half, and lemon juice. 
  9. Cook, stirring often, until soup is heated through, about 5 minutes. 
  10. Do not allow to boil once the half and half has been added. 
  11. Add peas and cook until they are bright green, about 1 minute. Ladle into bowls and serve immediately.