Salmon chowder is very easy to make in the slow cooker, but the type of salmon used is very important. It cannot be stressed enough that when making the recipe that follows, you do not use canned salmon. Depending on the quality, you could end up fishing bones out of the can which is not appealing. And fresh salmon is really what gives this recipe the oomph it needs.
That fresh salmon does need to be cooked before going in the slow cooker, however. So you can use leftovers from that big Sunday dinner, or you can give salmon a quick roast specially for this recipe. And if you're going to be around to watch that pot simmer, you can even make the salmon while the rest of the chowder cooks because it's not added until the very end. It really is that easy!