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Salmon Chowder Recipe and Wine Pairing at Wine4.Me/blog

Photo Source: The Gluten-Free Homemaker. Used with permission.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy soup to keep you warm, try this lovely Salmon Chowder from Linda at The Gluten-Free Homemaker. If you eat a dairy-free diet, you can use coconut milk rather than regular milk to create this chowder. Because the salmon cooks right in the soup, it’s a one-dish meal that will cut down on the clean-up too. Gotta love that.

Enjoy a comforting bowl of this soup with one of these wines:

Salmon Chowder Recipe and Wine Pairing

Typical chowder recipes can be thick and rich, but this one is toned down a bit, made with chicken broth and just a cup of coconut milk (instead of heavy cream). Chardonnay is usually a standard match for chowders, and it certainly is in this example too, but you can also try it with aromatic whites like Riesling, or herbal Gruner Veltliner as well.

Chardonnay: Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Chardonnay ~ $16

This Chardonnay from Washington state has lots of tropical pineapple, ripe apple, lemon, and sweet toasty oak aromas up front. More vibrant flavors await you on the palate with creamy, rich textures, and some spice. All things combined make it a good match for the semi-creamy chowder with its aromatic flavors.

Chardonnay: Clos du Bois Chardonnay ~ $11

This Chardonnay from California is also quite aromatic and rich with lots of apple, pear, lemon, caramel, and toast aromas. You’ll find more apple and pear on the palate along with a smooth texture, making it a great match for the creamy soup, and the buttery textures will compliment the rich flavors of the salmon.

Riesling: Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling ~ $12

This semi-sweet Riesling comes from Oregon and is full of aromatic pineapple and fresh apple flavors and aromas. This fruity, clean, and crisp wine with vibrant acidity is a great one to brighten up the creamy soup and cut through any richness from the hearty flavors and broth.

Riesling: Snoqualmie Naked Riesling ~ $11

Semi-sweet wines like this Riesling are often saved for spicy foods or salads, but they are so much more versatile than that. This one from Washington is organically farmed and produced and has lots of vibrant pear and apricot aromas with minerals and spice. Aromatic, fruity, crisp, and clean, the freshness of the wine will provide a nice contrast to the hearty soup.

Gruner Veltliner: Laurenz V Singing Gruner Veltliner ~ $16

Fresh aromatics of apples, peach, and zesty lemon,along with signature white pepper are found in this refreshing Gruner Veltliner. The balance of bright fruit aromas and pepper will play well with herbal and aromatic flavors found in the soup, and the crisp finish will brighten up the weight of the potatoes, salmon, and broth.

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