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Directions Drain juice from clams into a large skillet over the onions, celery, potatoes and carrots

  • 4 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1 cup diced carrots (optional)
  • chicken broth (optional)
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 quart half-and-half cream
  • 1 bottle clam juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
4/5 (5 Votes)

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This creamy chowder uses canned clams for convenience

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 slices smoked bacon, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced into 1/4-inch pieces (reserve tender leaves)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 (16 ounce) tub frozen clams
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 pound Idaho potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4.7/5 (22 Votes)

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bowl of New England Clam Chowder

  • 8 lbs Live Quahogs, shells scrubbed. (If Quahogs aren’t available, substitute smaller clams or 16 ounces of clams and 6 cups of bottled clam juice)
  • 4 oz Bacon, Apple wood smoked, diced fine
  • 4 Tbsp Butter, unsalted
  • 1 Cup Celery, diced
  • 1 Cup Onion, diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp Thyme, Fresh, minced or 1 tsp dried
  • 6 Tbsp Flour, all-purpose
  • 6 Cups Stock, from the clams
  • 2.5 lbs Potatoes, Yukon Gold, peeled and 1/2” diced
  • 1 ea Bay leaf
  • TT Black pepper & Salt as needed
  • 2-3 Cups Light cream (depending on thickness preferred, or can use Heavy Cream)
  • 1 Tbsp Dill, chopped, or 1tsp dry dill
4.5/5 (20 Votes)

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Best made with fresh clams, but can be done with canned clams and bottled clam juice if fresh are not available

  • 6 doz. Little Neck or Cherrystone Clams
  • 1 tbls unsalted butter
  • 8 oz bacon, cut into 1/2 pcs.
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 large Spanish onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 1/2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 bunch of fresh thyme, tied & 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbls cornstarch with 2 tbls water for slurry
  • 2 1/2 cups half and half
  • A few dashes of Tabasco (optional)
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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Cook potatoes in a separate pot of water for about 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender

  • 3 cups diced Yukon potatoes
  • 5 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 bottles clam juice
  • 1 salt & pepper to taste
  • 5 cans minced clams with juice
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/2 Stick of REAL Butter
  • Chopped parsley for garnish
4.4/5 (18 Votes)

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This is a riff off an Anne Burrell Recipe (see foodnetwork)

  • 3 cups reserved juice from Steamed clams (see Robert Irvine Steamed clam recipe foodnetwork.com)
  • 2 1/2 dozen steamed clams roughly chopped (set aside)
  • 4 Thick slices of bacon cut into Lardon (or 6 regular)
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • salt/pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs Yukon gold Potatoes cut into 1/2 dice
  • 4 T flour
  • 1 c Heavy Cream
  • 2 c milk (2 %)
  • 1/4 t thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 T butter
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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We used just two slices of smoked bacon, which adds rich flavor without a lot of extra fat; corn and carrots provid...

  • 4 dozen clams in shells, scrubbed
  • 2 slices smoked bacon, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium-size onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, with leaves, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) bottle clam juice
  • 1 large ear fresh corn, kernels removed, or 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 3/4 pound red potatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
4.2/5 (25 Votes)

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Cook the bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium heat

  • 2 slices of bacon, cooked until crisp
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1-2 15 oz cans of diced tomatoes, blended with an immersion blender
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1-2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 6-7 red baby potatoes, diced into bite sized chunks
  • 2 6.5 oz cans of clams and the juice
4.4/5 (8 Votes)

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Creamy chowder; full of tender, steamed clams

  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • 1 cup bottled or canned clam juice, or more as needed
  • 3 pounds Manila or steamer size clams, scrubbed and rinsed
  • 1/4 pound sliced bacon, cut into 1/2 -inch dice
  • 1 cup celery, finely diced, about 2 medium stalks
  • 1 cup leeks, finely diced, white and light green part only, about 2 small leeks
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch dice to equal about 1 cup
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups heavy cream, hot
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced chives for garnish
4.4/5 (9 Votes)

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In dutch oven, fry bacon, onion, celery, garlic, Worcestershire, salt and pepper in butter

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 lb bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups raw potatoes, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • dash of basil
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cans baby clams
  • 2 cans cream of celery soup
0/5 (0 Votes)

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