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Salmon and Corn Bisque

Salmon and Corn Bisque

1 onion, chopped

4 cups bouillon

2 medium red potatoes, cut into 1/2” chunks

1 teaspoon oregano

1/4 teaspoon thyme

pinch cayenne, or to taste

1/2 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

1 pound salmon steak or fillet, skinned and cut in 1-2” chunks

2 cups frozen or fresh corn

freshly ground black pepper to taste

paprika for garnish (optional)

Combine the onion, bouillion, potatoes, spices and oatmeal in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are just tender. Puree briefly with the hand blender, but do not eliminate all chunks of potato. Add the red bell pepper and raise the heat just enough to return the soup to boiling. Stir in the salmon and corn, reduce the heat and simmer about 5 minutes, or until the largest salmon chunks are opaque in the center. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with black pepper to taste and a pinch of paprika.

4-6 servings

Creamy Carrot Soup

1 large onion, chopped

2 pounds carrots, chopped or shredded in a food processor

6 cups bouillon

1 tablespoon ground coriander

pinch cayenne, to taste

1 cup oatmeal

freshly ground black pepper to taste

chopped cilantro or Italian parsley

for garnish (optional)

Combine all ingredients, except the cilantro or parsley, in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, 30-40 minutes. Use a hand blender to puree the soup until very smooth. Sprinkle each serving with cilantro or Italian parsley and more black pepper to taste.

4-6 servings

July 31st, 2013
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Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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