Back before we retired and I was still working at the public library, we’d have these potlucks every now and again. One potluck Emily brought her husband’s Salmon Bisque. It was soooo rich with a different goodness and I never forgot that taste.
Then a couple years ago Jim and I stopped and visited Emily and Randall in Magdalena, NM, where they had moved. They live “off the grid” completely on solar in an adobe house that they bought as a shell and finished themselves. Their well is 1/4 mile away and piped down to them. They live a very simple and serene life. I really admire and respect them.
Emily remembered how much I liked Randall’s salmon bisque so she made it for dinner along with a loaf of homemade wheat bread. OMG, it was so, so good. Randall did give me the recipe but I’ve lost it.
The other day I found two single portions of Trader Joe’s salmon in the freezer that really needed to be used. Being a brisk, cool day a salmon bisque sounded really good. So I searched the internet and came up with a basic recipe and then Jim and I thought back to Magdalena and remembered a couple of things Randall had that were different. Namely teriyaki marinade on the salmon before grilling it and adding a can of tomato paste and smoked cheese.
Well, here is the final result and boy was it good. I added a few shrimp I found in the freezer and along with the grilled salmon, chicken stock and cream it was a real winner.
Remember, you are loved.