Recipe: Clam Chowder

Classic New England style clam chowder 

Clam Chowder Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 tsp. chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 cup clams (in juice)
  • 1 cup diced potatoes
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

 Clam Chowder Directions:
  1. Melt butter over medium heat in a large soup pot.

  2. Add onion, celery, leeks, and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes, stirring often.

  3. Remove from heat. Stir in flour. Mix well.

  4. Add milk. Whisk it like you really mean it!

  5. Set a colander over soup pot. Pour clams into the colander allowing the juice to drain into the pot. When completely strained, set clams aside.

  6. Return pot to heat (med-high heat) and slowly bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

  7. Add potatoes and seasonings. Reduce heat to low.

  8. Let simmer for 10 minutes.

  9. Add clams and let simmer an additional 6-9 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  10. Stir in heavy cream. Let simmer another minute or two.

  11. Serve in hot sourdough bread bowls or in your favorite cup or bowl.

  12. Enjoy!

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  1. Leeks aren't mentioned in the ingredient list. How many leeks should I use?