Lohikeitto (Finnish Salmon Soup)

[wcm_nonmember]<!– –><div style="text-align: center"><!– –><img src="" alt="" scale="0" style="max-width: 30%; margin-top: 20px"><!– –><!– –><h2><!– –>Unlock this Story<!– –></h2><!– –><p style="padding-bottom:25px"><!– –>Stories from the 'Bucket List' book are only available to members<!– –></p><!– –><a class="et_pb_button" background-color: #ffffff"<!– –>href="/product/digital-club-membership/">join the club</a><!– –></div><!– –><!– –>[/wcm_nonmember]<!– –><!– –>[wcm_restrict]<!– –><!– –><div class="page" title="Page 30"><!– –><div class="section"><!– –><div class="layoutArea"><!– –><div class="column"><!– –><!– –><p>It’s an amazing (and slightly scary) thing to spend time not just visiting but <b>living in another country </b>and really absorbing the culture – including the amazing food so many places have to offer. It should definitely be on everybody’s bucket list.</p><!– –><!– –><p>This dish is very special to Morgan because it offered comfort, warmth, and security when he most needed it. Whilst he was studying in the UK he went on placement to the University of Helsinki. His family came out with him so that they could make sure he settled in okay but after they had left he was by himself. He didn’t know anyone and had never visited Helsinki or even Scandinavia.</p><!– –><!– –><p>He decided to explore the capital and found a local market, which had loads of fantastic stalls including one selling a very special soup. <b>In Finnish the soup is called Lohikeitto </b>and when Morgan tasted it for the first time 4 years ago, it really made him feel more confident and at home in Helsinki. The guy selling the soup didn’t speak much English and Morgan didn’t speak much Finnish but he was able to communicate to him that it was one of the best things he had ever tasted.</p><!– –><!– –><p>Now Morgan saves the soup for special occasions, mostly Christmas time because it’s the perfect satisfying, warming dish for that time of year. When he has it back in the UK he shares it with his family and has even cooked it for dates. Whether it is for just two or two hundred it is a brilliant little <b>treat from Finland that not many people know about!</b></p><!– –><!– –><p>For the recipe, it might be hard to find salmon quite as good as the fish caught by the fishermen of Helsinki but try to use the best you can get. After that it’s simple, classic flavours that go into this dish. <b>Onions and potatoes fried in butter </b>until the onions have that mellow, delicious, caramelised smell then simmered in fish stock and cream with bay, dill and allspice. When the potato is cooked and your kitchen is filled with the most <b>amazing deep smells of dill and spice</b>, finish by cooking the fresh salmon in the liquid. Add a little extra dill and serve your light, creamy soup. Morgan thinks it would be made even better with homemade sourdough bread and a dill and lemon butter.</p><!– –><!– –></div><!– –></div><!– –></div><!– –></div><!– –><!– –>[/wcm_restrict]