Lohikeitto (Finnish Salmon Dill Soup)

Imagine hot, tasty morsels of salmon melting in your mouth alongside soft buttery potatoes, creamy soup and fresh dill….

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just the thing to warm you up on a cold winter afternoon, right?

The day after Christmas, feeling a bit chilled, Leif and I wandered into Kappeli Café in search of a cup of hot coffee.

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Kappeli is a magical glass palace built in 1867 in the Esplanadi park in the heart of Helsinki.

And while they did have nice hot coffee, what we also found was an astonishingly delicious salmon & dill soup called Lohikeitto (pronounced: loh-he-kay-toh).

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Hoping to replicate this Finnish feast, I was delighted to find a good recipe for Lohikeitto on Nigel-from-New Zealand’s wonderful website, “Alternative Finland.”
It will make a tasty addition to our winter meals back home in Appalachia. Let me know if you try it!

Hyvää ruokahalua!
(Enjoy your meal!)