Day18: Salmon Chowder – And A Pomegranate

The day started with an Atkins bar at 9am.

12:30 was a burger on greens (peppers and celery) with vinaigrette – and an Atkins shake.

When I got home for dinner, I was somehow inspired by a can of salmon I had in the pantry, so I went on the Internet quick, found a recipe for chowder, then made one up off of that. Here’s the recipe I started with – and here’s the one I made:

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 kielbasa, diced
  • 1 small squash, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 5 large pinches of both lemon pepper and thyme

I took the veggies and kielbasa and fried them in the butter until soft and just beginning to get golden. Next went in the salmon. After that was mixed in good, in went the cream and chicken broth. I then seasoned and turned down to flame to the lowest possible, and left for maybe 15 minutes.

I had a very small bowl and was very full after – it was very filling.

And the taste? It was good, but there was some component missing – or something out of proportion. The original recipe called for sherry – I used chicken broth and that might have been the wrong note. I might also cut back on the kilebasa, drain the salmon, and add more cream next time to trim back the salt a bit.

The senior member of the Low Carb Confidential Taste Panel came home, and I mentioned that there was chowder. 

Her eyes brightened: “Where did you get it?”

“I made it myself – I came up with my own recipe.”

“That scares me.” She said, though she did have a bite. 

“Not bad – too salty though.”

She ended up eating some for dinner. She said she actually liked it, though it was “too heavy to have too much” – which I agree with – I was not hungry the rest of the evening.

I did have half a Pomegranate – I never knew how to eat one before. My wife explained: “don’t worry about the seeds – just eat them.”

I did and it was wonderful. I’ll be getting more of those.

The weigh-in shows: 203.4 – down almost 2 lbs. from yesterday – and 10.6 lbs. down from the beginning.

The salmon chowder will be lunch for today – and I’ll give the recipe a go again (with some mods) in the near future – especially if it fills me up as it did and I peel off 2lbs in a day after eating it for dinner.

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