• 1/21 Clam Chowder Day - 5

    From Dave Drum@1:18/200 to All on Sun Jan 21 07:57:09 2024
    January 21: New England Clam Chowder Day

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    Title: Contest-Winning New England Clam Chowder
    Categories: Seafood, Potatoes, Pork, Dairy, Vegetables
    Yield: 5 servings

    4 sl Center-cut bacon
    2 Celery ribs; chopped
    1 lg Onion; chopped
    1 cl Garlic; minced
    3 sm Potatoes; peeled, diced
    1 c Water
    8 oz Bottle clam juice
    3 ts Minor's Chicken Base
    1/4 ts White pepper
    1/4 ts Dried thyme
    1/3 c A-P flour
    2 c Half & Half; divided
    13 oz (2 cans) chopped clams,
    - undrained

    In a Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until
    crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; set aside. Saute
    celery and onion in the drippings until tender. Add
    garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the potatoes,
    water, clam juice, chicken base, pepper and thyme. Bring
    to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until
    potatoes are tender, 15-20 minutes.

    In a small bowl, combine flour and 1 cup half-and-half
    until smooth. Gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil;
    cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes.

    Stir in clams and remaining half-and-half; heat through
    (do not boil). Crumble the cooked bacon; sprinkle over
    each serving.

    Sandy Larson, Port Angeles, Washington

    Makes: 5 servings

    RECIPE FROM: https://www.tasteofhome.com

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