A rich red clam chowder with a spicy kick and plenty of vegetables.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

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  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, place the vegetable oil, onion, carrots and celery. Slowly cook and stir 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Mix in the bacon, potato, clam juice, tomatoes, tomato sauce, white pepper, seasoning salt, parsley, marjoram, garlic powder, thyme, mustard, Cajun seasoning and hot pepper sauce. Reduce heat and simmer until the potato is tender, about 20 minutes.

  • Mix in the clams and shrimp. Cook approximately 5 minutes more and serve.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; protein 13.8g; carbohydrates 12.4g; fat 8.4g; cholesterol 49.8mg; sodium 547.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2005
I made this last night and I think it turned out great. There are some changes however that I made. First I would saute the celery by itself for about 4 minutes before adding any other vegetables to the pot(this would ensure that it wouldn't be still crunchy at the end of simmering). I would not add the bacon; cut the 1/4 tsp of white pepper to 1/8th tsp; instead of 5 drops of hot sauce only add 3 and before simmering for 20 minutes add 1 1/4 cup of hot water to make it more of a soup/chowder consistency. Without adding the water it would have been way to thick and chuncky for me. Overall my whole family was impressed. Thank you Allana for a nice recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/25/2003
The recipe needs more clams and I think more bacon. I will try it again though with these additions. Read More
(34)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2005
I made this last night and I think it turned out great. There are some changes however that I made. First I would saute the celery by itself for about 4 minutes before adding any other vegetables to the pot(this would ensure that it wouldn't be still crunchy at the end of simmering). I would not add the bacon; cut the 1/4 tsp of white pepper to 1/8th tsp; instead of 5 drops of hot sauce only add 3 and before simmering for 20 minutes add 1 1/4 cup of hot water to make it more of a soup/chowder consistency. Without adding the water it would have been way to thick and chuncky for me. Overall my whole family was impressed. Thank you Allana for a nice recipe. Read More
(41)
Rating: 3 stars
10/25/2003
The recipe needs more clams and I think more bacon. I will try it again though with these additions. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2003
Made this for my soup loving pregnant wife and she loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2003
Very different from your ordinarry clam chowder - spicy and good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
Alot of work chopping all the ingredients and all the spices but well worth it. Like a good chili it tastes best the next day when all the flavors have blended together. I used fresh already shucked clams that I bought from a chinese market so the clams were plentiful and flavorful not rubbery. Left out the shrimp since I'm allergic but probably would taste great. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2008
This was so delicious!! I made it without the bacon to save some fat from the recipe and because I don't eat meat and the flavor was still wonderful! I also added a few shrimp that i had that needed to be used up and they were a wonderful surprise while i was eating this soup! I made an entire crock-pot full of this and my family ate it within two days!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/18/2003
Nobody liked this. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2007
Maybe a little too hot. Reduce ground Pepper Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2009
Excellent seafood soup. Even better than the one I had on Isla Mujeres. My kids and husband loved it. Read More
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