A creamy and hearty native preparation, native to Finland, this salmon and potato soup is guaranteed to keep you feeling warm and cosy on winter nights.
When it comes to global cuisine and anything that’s associated with it, we seldom think of food from the northernmost regions of the world. Most fusion cooking or foreign cooking we’re familiar with comes from the USA, UK, Southeast Asia, China, Africa and Japan. Little attention is paid to the culinary treasures of warming soups or stews from that originate as native dishes from the cold regions of the north; Finland being one such country.
A considerable part of Finnish cuisine combines traditional country fare with a contemporary-style of cooking where a lot of the ingredients are basically what’s available in plenty. Fish and meats like pork and reindeer, vegetables like leeks, mushrooms, potatoes and carrots, wholemeal grains like rye and barley, make up most of what is eaten on a daily basis. Traditional dishes like the kaalilatikko (cabbage casserole), gravlax, sausages and buttered bread is typically associated with home cooking around the country. The lohikeitto, a cream-based salmon soup made with leeks, potatoes and garnished with dill traditionally uses a fish stock for the recipe. The soup is comforting, nutritious and a satisfying mix of textures.