EnjoyYourCooking

My Homemade Food Recipes & Tips

Rated 5.00 based on 1 vote

Clam Chowder

February 11th, 2017 in Hot Soups, Soups by
Total cooking time: 45min
Clam Chowder

This is my take on New England Clam Chowder, which I love and always wanted to learn to cook it, and somehow always hesitated.

It appeared not as hard as I thought it would. And it doesn’t take too much time to cook this fragrant and warm soup for a cold winter day. Listed amount of ingredients will produce 3-4 portions.

As many seafoods, it is important to not overcook clams, or they will harden and will become chewy. If you like bigger pieces of clam use chopped clams, minced clams are smaller.

Don’t skip on bacon, it gives the chowder that distinctive smoky taste.

Ingredients:


How to prepare, step-by-step:

  1. Prepare ingredients:
    Clam Chowder: Step 1
    Clam Chowder: Step 1
  2. Warm up deep non-stick pan over medium-high heat, dice bacon and fry it in the pan until colored, don’t forget to stir:
    Clam Chowder: Step 2
    Clam Chowder: Step 2
  3. Peel and dice onion, add them to the pan and fry onions until transparent, stir from time to time:
    Clam Chowder: Step
    Clam Chowder: Step 3
  4. Peel and shred the carrot, when onions are cooked, add carrots in:
    Clam Chowder: Step 4
    Clam Chowder: Step 4
  5. And then dice celery stalk (keep fresh leaves if any, for decoration) and it to the pan as well, mix everything and continue cooking over moderate heat for 3 mins or so, continue stirring:
    Clam Chowder: Step 5
    Clam Chowder: Step 5
  6. Then pour flour in:
    Clam Chowder: Step 6a
    Clam Chowder: Step 6a
    And mix it in carefully:
    Clam Chowder: Step 6b
    Clam Chowder: Step 6b
  7. Pour broth in:
    Clam Chowder: Step 7
    Clam Chowder: Step 7
  8. Then open both clam cans and drain clam broth into the pot (keep clams in the can still):
    Clam Chowder: Step 8
    Clam Chowder: Step 8
  9. Pour cream in:
    Clam Chowder: Step 9
    Clam Chowder: Step 9
  10. Add bay leave:
    Clam Chowder: Step 10
    Clam Chowder: Step 10
  11. Peel potatoes, then dice them into smaller cubes for soup; bring chowder to simmer and add potatoes in:
    Clam Chowder: Step 11
    Clam Chowder: Step 11
  12. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste:
    Clam Chowder: Step 12
    Clam Chowder: Step 12
  13. Cook over light simmer until potatoes become soft when pierced with a knife. Then add clams to the pot, heat them through lightly (about 1 minute to prevent them from hardening):
    Clam Chowder: Step 13
    Clam Chowder: Step 13
  14. Then turn heat off, add chopped celery leaves (or other greens):
    Clam Chowder: Step 14
    Clam Chowder: Step 14
  15. The New England Clam Chowder is ready:
    Clam Chowder: Step 15
    Clam Chowder: Step 15
  16. Serve it:
    Clam Chowder
    Clam Chowder
Enjoy!

Leave a Reply

1 Comment on "Clam Chowder"

Notify of
Sort by:   newest | oldest
Robert Dumond

I am from Maine and we do not make it that way! We use bacon or salt pork diced potatoes shredded carrot and some celery chopped fine Clams milk and heavy cream

wpDiscuz