Finnish Lohikeitto

Lohikeitto, also known as Finnish Salmon Soup, is a comforting and hearty dish that captures the essence of Nordic cuisine. This traditional Finnish delicacy combines the rich flavors of fresh salmon, creamy potatoes, and aromatic dill in a velvety broth. Each spoonful of Lohikeitto offers a harmonious blend of textures and tastes, making it a true comfort food experience. Whether enjoyed as a light lunch or a satisfying dinner, this soul-warming soup is sure to delight seafood lovers and evoke a sense of Scandinavian coziness. Experience the taste of Finland with Lohikeitto and savor the flavors of the north.


  • 1kg skinless salmon fillets diced into 2cm cube
  • 2 large finely diced leeks
  • 50g butter
  • 350ml single cream
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 750g charlotte potatoes diced in 2cm cubes
  • 1.5L fish stock
  • 30g chopped fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 Bay leaves


  1. Soften the leeks by heating butter in a large saucepan, adding the leeks, and cooking for 2-3 mins
  2. Add potatoes and just enough water to almost cover and boil for 4 mins until starting to go soft
  3. Reduce to a simmer, Add bay leaves and salmon cubes. Cook for 3-4 mins or until flesh colour changes
  4. Add cream, stock, allspice, and salt and pepper to taste and continue to simmer for 15 mins, stirring gently to not break up salmon.
  5. Just before serving stir in chopped dill. Serve with crusty bread
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