Clam chowder is a rich soup made with chopped clams, sautéed vegetables, broth, and half & half. I use bacon fat in this recipe so it gives the soup subtle smoky flavor. This creamy soup is perfect for those cold winter days. Serve it with some oyster crackers and a salad to make it a complete meal.

 

clam chowder_Ingredients:

6 slices bacon
1 medium onion
1 garlic clove, minced
3 ribs celery
3 medium carrots
3/4 cup flour
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup clam juice (8 oz)
6 new potatoes
1/4 tsp dried thyme
3 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 cups Half & half
3 (6.5 oz cans) Chopped clams in clam juice

Instructions:

1. Chop the bacon and cook it in a large pot over medium high heat.

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2. Meanwhile chop the onion, celery, carrot, and garlic.

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3. Remove the bacon from the pot and add the chopped vegetables. Saute for about 6 minutes.

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4. Add the flour to the sautéed vegetables and stir for 2-3 minutes over medium heat.

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5. Add the chicken broth and clam juice, and bring to a boil.

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6. Dice the potatoes and place them into the pot. Cook the potatoes over medium high heat until they are fully cooked.

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7. Add the salt, black pepper, and dried thyme. Cook for 3 minutes.

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8. Add the half and half and chopped clams and bring to a boil once more.

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Clam Chowder
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 ribs celery
  • 3 medium carrots
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup clam juice (8 oz)
  • 6 new potatoes
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • 3 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups Half & half
  • 3 (6.5 oz cans) Chopped clams in clam juice
Instructions
  1. Chop the bacon and cook it in a large pot over medium high heat.
  2. Meanwhile chop the onion, celery, carrot, and garlic.
  3. Remove the bacon from the pot and add the chopped vegetables. Sauté for about 6 minutes.
  4. Add the flour to the sautéed vegetables and stir for 2-3 minutes over medium heat.
  5. Add the chicken broth and clam juice, and bring to a boil.
  6. Dice the potatoes and place them into the pot. Cook the potatoes over medium high heat until they are fully cooked.
  7. Add the salt, black pepper, and dried thyme. Cook for 3 minutes.
  8. Add the half and half and chopped clams and bring to a boil once more.