Salmon Corn Chowder

Easy
Serves 4
Ingredients: 

1/2 lb. applewood smoked bacon

1 cup chopped onion

2 tbsp. flour

3 cups chicken stock

1 lb. Yukon gold potatoes, peeled, cut in small cubes

1 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. coarse ground black pepper

1 lb. salmon, skin removed, cut into 1" cubes

16 oz. pkg. frozen organic corn, thawed

1 cup half-and-half

1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme

1 tbsp. chopped fresh Italian parsley

Instructions: 

In a large skillet over medium-low heat, fry bacon until crisp, reserving 2 tbsp. drippings. Drain cooked bacon on paper towels; crumble. Add reserved bacon drippings to a Dutch oven. Cook onion in drippings over medium heat until tender (about 5 min.). Sprinkle flour over onions; stir to coat. Gradually whisk in stock. Add potatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, covered; boil 5 min. Add salmon; cook, covered, 5 min. more. Reduce heat to a simmer; stir in corn, half-and-half, thyme and parsley. Cook until heated through (about 10 min.). Serve immediately, topped with crumbled bacon pieces.