A clam chowder soup to be enjoyed. Uncle Bill's Tips: Fresh baby clams can be used instead of canned clams. In order to do this you will need 4 pounds of baby clams in the shell. First, steam clams in 2 1/2 cups water until they open. (Discard any clams that don't open.) Save the liquid and pour through a very fine sieve to remove any particles. Extract clams from the shell and add to soup; as directed in the recipe. You can also use the left over liquid in place of clam juice.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In medium skillet lightly fry bacon over medium heat; drain off fat and discard. Add onions to bacon and saute approximately 3 minutes. Do not brown.

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  • In a large stock pot add water and bring to boil. Once boiling add carrots, baby clams (including liquid), clam juice, potatoes, salt and pepper.

  • Using a food processor or blender, puree tomatoes. Add to stock pot along with bacon-onion mixture and bring to boil.

  • Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until carrots and potatoes are tender. Do not overcook.

  • Stir in celery and ketchup and cook for another 5 minutes.

  • Slowly add milk, stirring constantly while bringing just to boiling.

  • Finally, add instant potato flakes and cook for 3 minutes.

  • Adjust seasoning to taste. If soup is not to your desired thickness add more instant potato flakes, about 2 tablespoons at a time.

  • Remove soup from heat and let sit for about 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

213.2 calories; 14.4 g protein; 22.1 g carbohydrates; 38.1 mg cholesterol; 556.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2010
Good example of westcoast style clam chowder. Using less water makes for a tastier soup and lets you use fewer potato flakes. I added some thyme to mine and a little garlic. Reminds me of the soup served on the ferries and at the White Spot restaurant chain. Thanks for posting. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/11/2003
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Rating: 1 stars
11/10/2003
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Rating: 1 stars
03/23/2005
Tasted terrible and looked worse. I should have followed my instincts. Tomato-based clam chowder is just wrong. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2010
Good example of westcoast style clam chowder. Using less water makes for a tastier soup and lets you use fewer potato flakes. I added some thyme to mine and a little garlic. Reminds me of the soup served on the ferries and at the White Spot restaurant chain. Thanks for posting. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/11/2005
Food is a joy.dont ruin it!! Read More
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