This is bliss in a bowl! Definitely not light - a special occasion soup!
My Mom's Smoked Salmon Soup
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
5 tbsp butter
7 oz. smoked salmon, chopped fine
3 tbsp flour
3 cups chicken broth
1/8 tsp tabasco
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 bay leaf
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 lb. small shrimp, cooked and shelled
In a pan saute onion and garlic over medium-heat for 1 minute. Add smoked salmon, cook stirring constantly for 1 minute. Sprinkle flour and stir to combine.
Add broth 1 cup at a time, stirring often after each addition. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes. Add tabasco, lemon juice, bay leaf, paprika, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer 5 minutes. Take bay leaf out and cool.
Add cream and shrimp and serve.