Lohikeitto Recipe

This traditional Finnish soup, featuring the goodness of salmon, potatoes, and dill, is a celebration of the country’s rich maritime heritage and the bounties of its pristine lakes. Join us as we explore the cultural significance and savory delights of Lohikeitto, providing you with a taste of the heartwarming essence that defines Finnish culinary traditions.


  • 500g salmon fillet, skinless and boneless, cut into chunks
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 liter fish or vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • A handful of fresh dill, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 150ml heavy cream (optional)
  • Butter for sautéing


  1. In a large pot, melt a tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Sauté the chopped onions until translucent.
  2. Add the leek, carrots, and celery to the pot. Cook for a few minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  3. Pour in the fish or vegetable broth, and add the diced potatoes and bay leaf. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to simmer, cover the pot, and let it cook until the potatoes are tender (about 15-20 minutes).
  5. Once the potatoes are cooked, gently add the salmon chunks to the pot. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes until the salmon is opaque and flakes easily.
  6. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. If using, pour in the heavy cream for added richness.
  7. Remove the bay leaf, and stir in the chopped dill just before serving.

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