Main Dish Recipe Soup

Salmon Stew

Since the warm weather decided to finally run away and have us pull out our scarves and jackets, I figured I would also pull out a wonderfully warm, hearty and savory Salmon Stew recipe to share with you all.

This stew is super easy with simple ingredients – as most of my recipes are. I daydream of its savory tomato broth, chunky red potatoes, and flaky salmon. It is cooked up in my favorite, ever-mentioned Dutch Oven, because it helps the stew to quickly achieve that slow-cooked delicious taste. A “LittleBit” of cooked fat back or bacon will also take this stew to the next level. This dish is served over a good spoonful of white rice, and for me, an extra dash of hot sauce!

This recipe has been a family staple for many, many years. Any type of fish could likely be substituted for salmon. This is also one of those recipes that tastes better the next day! All of the savory salmon stew flavors meld together and seep into the tender potatoes. YUM.

On top of that, you can freeze it and eat it later! I froze it in small, personal-size containers and ate it the very next week with fresh rice for lunch. This recipe makes a lot of food, so freezing is a great option for those who do not have as many mouths to feed!

Savory Salmon Stew

Savory, spicy comfort in a bowl. 
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Keyword: comfort food, salmon, seafood, soup, stew
Servings: 8
Author: LittleBit


  • 8 cups water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ~6 red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 large vidalia/sweet onion, quartered
  • 2 – 15 oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 2 – 15 oz. cans diced tomatoes
  • ~3-4 whole salmon filets, raw
  • 1-2 slices fat back or bacon, diced & cooked
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • hot sauce to taste (Tabasco)
  • white rice (optional) cooked as directed on package


  • Season water with salt and boil potatoes until cooked firm when poked with a fork, but not falling apart.
  • Pour off half of water, and add canned tomatoes, sauce, onion, and fat back. Add salt and pepper & hot sauce to desired taste.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Add whole salmon filets. Let cook for about 10 minutes, then break apart the cooked salmon filets into bite-size pieces with a fork or spoon.
  • Serving option: Pour over a scoop of rice in a bowl. Enjoy!

More comfort in a bowl? Check out my Vegetable Soup recipe HERE.

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