Reino's Kalamoiika Recipe

Source: FOODday, June 18, '91 - Reino Koski "Makes a good gallon"

Note: This was the Grand Prize Winner in the first of The Oregonian- James Beard recipe contests, held in 1975. The winner's name was Reino Koski. This is a Finnish soup.

Step 1

Use any cut salmon or steelhead, leaving skin on. In 1 quart water, with salt and pepper, simmer on low heat in 5- or 6-quart pot. When skin comes off easily, set aside on plate and remove skin and bones. Cut or break into 1- and 2-inch pieces. In liquid stock, place bay leaves and whole allspice. Add potatoes, cut in 1- or 1 1/2-inch pieces; carrots, cut lengthwise and into half circles about 1/4-inch thick; and 2 onions cubed coarsely (not chopped fine). Cook over low heat. After a short while, add red cabbage and celery leaves. Stir. Cook until carrots are almost tender and potatoes don't disintegrate.

Step 2

While this is cooking, dice bacon and cook in fry pan over low heat. Pour almost all fat off. Add butter (or margarine) and diced celery, remaining onion (diced fine) and green pepper. Saute' until onions are yellow and peppers are pale green. Now back to your pot. Add salmon pieces, (they should be not quite cooked). From now on everything is simmered on low to preserve body. Add clams with broth, shrimp and 1 quart water. Put in stuff from fry pan. Add pimento, mushrooms, rosemary, cumin, thyme, oregano and chilies. Stir in milk a cup at a time. Add butter and let whole bit simmer for at least one hour. Serve with tossed salad and garlic bread. Can be frozen.

Posted by Valerie Whittle. Courtesy of Fred Peters.

Things You'll Need

  • 2lb Fresh or frozen salmon
  • 1 1/4tb Salt
  • 1/2ts Pepper
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 6 Whole allspice
  • 4md Potatoes
  • 2md Carrots
  • 3sm Onions, divided
  • 1c Red cabbage, sliced
  • 1 Handful fresh celery leaves,
  • -chopped
  • 5sl Bacon
  • 1 1/2tb Butter
  • 1c Celery, diced fine
  • 1/2 Green bell pepper, diced
  • -fine
  • 1 6 1/2 oz can minced clams
  • 1qt Water
  • 1 6 1/2 oz can shrimp (small
  • -or broken)
  • 1/2cn Pimento, chopped fine
  • 1c Chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2ts Rosemary leaves
  • 1/2ts Ground cumin
  • 1/4ts Ground thyme
  • 1/4ts Ground oregano
  • 4 Crushed chili tepins (a hot
  • -dried pepper)
  • 1qt Milk
  • 1tb Butter

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