Smoked Salmon Bisque from Don Bergeron


8 ounces butter (2 sticks)
1 and 1/2 cups chopped seasonings (onions, celery & bell pepper)
2 tbs. garlic, chopped
1 cup flour
6 cups water or chicken stock
2 tbs. parsley, finely chopped
Salt, black, cayenne & white pepper to taste
2 tsp. chicken base
2 tsp. lobster base
8 ounces heavy whipping cream
4 ounces smoked salmon, finely chopped
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
1 tbs. Fresh dill
Optional garnishes of capers, eggs & purple onions


  • In a large heavy bottom pot, heat butter over medium high heat.
  • Stir in chopped seasonings and garlic. Cook until wilted, reduce heat and stir in flour. Cook five minutes stirring often.
  • Add water/stock mixing well. Bring to a low simmer and add parsley, salt, peppers and bases. Stir well and simmer about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in cream and bring to a simmer again.
  • Fold in smoked salmon, dill and green onions. Cook five additional minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.