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Naofumi's Salmon Soup: Inspired by the Rising of the Shield Hero

Inspired by the Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2, I’m making Naofumi’s Salmon Soup. this soup combines hearty vegetables, flavorful broth, and beautiful fresh salmon. Simmered together with a few other ingredients, this soup is simple to make and it is so yummy!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Servings 6


For the broth (*See notes for alternatives)

  • 7 cups water
  • 1 cup bonito flakes (katsuoboshi)

For the soup:

  • 2 Tbsp neutral cooking oil (I used canola)
  • 1.25 lb potatoes, cubed (about 5 medium potatoes) I have used both red and Yukon gold potatoes and highly recommend either.
  • 1 yellow onion, halved then sliced
  • 1 large carrots, chopped
  • 650 g Salmon fillet, skinned and and cut into small bite-sized chunks
  • 1 cup coconut milk Can be substituted with heavy cream
  • 1 cup fresh dill, chopped Put aside 1/4 of the dill
  • ground cloves and nutmeg
  • salt and pepper


For the broth:

  • In a medium sized pot, bring water to a boil and add the bonito flakes
  • Boil for 1 minute, then turn the heat off
  • After 10 minutes, using a fine mesh strainer, strain the broth, discard the used bonito flakes and set the brother aside.

For the soup:

  • Over medium heat, add oil to a large pot and then add onions and carrots. Season with salt and pepper. Saute until the onions are soft.
  • Add potatoes, broth, ¾ s of the dill, and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the carrots and potatoes are done.
  • Add salmon, coconut milk, and the remaining dill. Simmer for a few more minutes while the salmon cooks (will happen quickly). Season to you liking with salt, pepper, ground cloves and nutmeg.


*For the broth: If you are unable to find bonito flakes, you can use equal amounts of vegetable or fish broth instead. Flavor will vary.
Keyword Anime, Comfort Food, Easy, Soup