Chowder usually conjures up images of rubbery clams flanked by mushy potatoes suffocating in a white pool of glop. In this version by chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, tender chunks of fresh salmon are cooked in a lightly thickened, brothy soup, which is then garnished with a swirl of bright cilantro pesto.
What to buy: If you can’t find Copper River salmon, get the freshest salmon you can find.
For the chowder:
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