Easy dinner recipes: Salmon bisque and more

Looking for a simple weeknight fix? A satisfying meal that won't take all night to prepare? It doesn't get much easier than this salmon bisque recipe.

With the depth of flavor in this rich and creamy soup from Robin's Restaurant in Cambria, you'd never guess it came together in less than an hour. Butter, leeks, mushrooms and garlic form the base to this soup, layered with crushed tomatoes, chopped fresh herbs and cubes of fresh salmon. The salmon cooks in just minutes, the fragrant soup thickened at the end with cream. Yes, it's that easy.

Robin's was happy to share its recipe, which we've adapted below.

Robin's salmon bisque

Total time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4 to 8

Note: Adapted from Robin's Restaurant in Cambria, Calif.

1/4 cup salted butter

1 cup sliced leeks

1 cup sliced white mushrooms

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2¾ cups (22 ounces) clam juice

2 cups crushed tomatoes

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, plus fresh sprigs for garnish

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 cups cubed fresh salmon (bones removed and cut into ½-inch cubes), about 1½ pounds

2 tablespoons flour

2 cups heavy cream