The past month, Eatsperience Madrid had the pleasure to start a collaboration with The Expat Magazine: #onerecipeoneculture. The project aims to discover every month a different country and learn a traditional recipe.

May was the kickoff edition, we “went” to Bolivia and learned how to make a delicious Sopa de Maní, a peanut soup that would blow your palate!

This month, we travel to Finland, the “Happiest Country in the World”, famous for reindeer, Santa Claus, saunas, and much more, including salmon.. So if you’re wondering what would be this month’s recipe, here it goes: Lohikeitto, Finnish Salmon Soup.

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From one of the coldest and most suggestive places on Earth, Lapland, Lohikeitto not only gives you all the energy you need, but it’s also very tasty and delicate and the same time. It’s one of my favorite winter warmers and it’s made with three ingredients that I love:

  • Salmon
  • Potatoes
  • Heavy Cream

A big thank you to Cooking The Globe that made me discover this incredible recipe!


Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup or about 50 grams) unsalted butter⁠
  • 1 leek, sliced (white and light green parts only)⁠
  • 5 cups (1,25l) fish stock (can be substituted with water)⁠
  • 1 lb (450g) potatoes, cubed⁠
  • 1 carrot, sliced⁠
  • 1 lb (450g) salmon fillet, de-boned, de-skinned, and cut into small chunks⁠
  • 1 cup (250ml) heavy cream⁠
  • 1 cup (10g) fresh dill for garnish, finely chopped⁠
    •salt and pepper to taste⁠


1.Melt the butter in a pot. Add the sliced leek and saute until translucent, about 7 minutes.⁠

Add the stock, carrot, and potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes over medium heat. At this point, the potatoes should be almost ready.⁠

Add the salmon chunks and the cream, and cook for about 5-7 minutes more, until it starts to boil.⁠

Turn off the heat and add the dill, salt, and pepper. Close the lid and wait for another 10 minutes. Enjoy!⁠

A recent made dish of Lohikeitto Finnish Salmon Soup
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Lohikeitto Finnish Salmon Soup Instagram Cover

Check out the video recipe on IG: Lohikeitto step by step!