Food is Medicine: Salmon Soup anyone?


​A healthy recipe shared by the Wellness team​


​Photo: Jean Archie from Canim Lake Band, cutting salmon.  

Photo shared from Secwepemc Strong Facebook Page

From the beginning, more than 50 kinds of fish from the ocean, lakes, ponds and rivers have nourished us, providing us with the strength and ability to survive and prosper in our traditional territories. Eating fish has always been an important part of our culture and nutrition.

Here is a recipe for making some delicious and nutritious Salmon Soup.  Bon appetit​.

 ​4 cups (1 L) water

• ¼ lb. (125 g) salmon roe

 1 lb. (500 g) fresh salmon, cubed

• ½ lb. (250 g) potato, diced

 1 stalk celery, diced

 1 medium onion, diced

 Salt and pepper to taste​

 Pinch curry powder

 1 bay leaf

 1 tbsp vegetable oil

 ​Dry seaweed for garnish

In a large soup pot, sauté onion, celery and potato in oil. Add water and bring to a simmer. Heat salmon roe in a small saucepan and add to soup stock. Add salmon, salt, pepper, curry powder and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat until potatoes are just tender. Discard bay leaf. Ladle into soup bowls and sprinkle with dry seaweed.

You can find more recipes and information on traditional foods by using the FNHA Traditional Food Fact Sheets. ​

We invite all Indigenous people across BC to join FNHA's Food is Medicine Challenge.

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ICYMI, Earlier this week, FNHA shared Food is Medicine: Getting mindful about healthy eating when gathering!

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