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Clam Chowder

Clam chowder is delicious combination of veggies, spices, and clams. In my opinion, it is the ultimate comfort food. I serve it up on cool days and it is always a hit.
Cooking Method
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Difficulty Intermediate
Time
Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total Time: 30 mins
Servings 4
Description

There are a few tips to the recipe. To begin with, I use canned clams because they are handy, but you can use fresh clams if you have access to them. The vegetables are a matter of preference, so feel free to use the veggies or your choice. I garnish the dish with bacon bits, but real bacon can be use too. The green onions add a pop of freshness and flavor, but if you are not a fan, they can be left out. 

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 large stalk of diced celery
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped cooked clams with juices - 142 grams each
  • 6 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 4 small potatoes, cubed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter for saute
  • green onions and bacon bits for garnish
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a pan and add in the carrots, onions, and potatoes. Saute until they are tender crisp.

  2. Add in the flour and stir until a roux forms.

  3. Pour in the chicken stock and the juices of the clams.

  4. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer until the potatoes are tender for about 10 minutes.

  5. Place the clams and cream in. Salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Simmer for a few minutes until the clams are heated through.

  7. Garnish with the green onions and bacon bits.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 252kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 800mg34%
Total Carbohydrate 25g9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.

David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 


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