Clam Chowder Recipes

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New England Razor Clam Chowder

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Thick New England clam chowder using razor clams. My family likes to harvest razor clams on the Washington coast. We clean and freeze our clams. You might be able to use canned clams. My husband like thick clam chowder. If you do not want it as thick omit flour, and/or use milk instead of cream. Serve with bread and salad.

Newport Clam Chowder

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This chowder it is outstanding! It won the chowder cookoff in Newport a few years ago. Try it, I guarantee that it gets rave reviews!

Allana's Zesty Red Clam Chowder

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

Manhattan Style Clam Chowder

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A hearty blend of vegetables and clams with a little added spice. This soup is better the next day.

My Best Clam Chowder

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A delicious, traditional, cream based chowder, this recipe calls for the standard chowder ingredients: onion, celery, potatoes, diced carrots, clams, and cream. A little red wine vinegar is added before serving for extra flavor.
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New England Clam Chowder I

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Hot and hearty recipe that will warm you up on cold winter days.

Mom's Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder

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Being from the Easy Coast, I've tried a lot of different chowders; however, my Mom's takes the cake. She makes a huge pot of this chowder every Christmas Eve and all of it is gone by Christmas night. Although it is not very healthy, it is an awesome treat once in awhile for any of us that love seafood! I normally throw in a dash of garlic and onion powder. Enjoy!

New England Clam Chowder II

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Minced clams with potatoes and onion simmered in a broth of clam juice and half-and-half. A great, hearty soup to start a meal off with, or can even be a meal in itself.

Cindy's Awesome Clam Chowder

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A wonderful clam chowder to serve with hot sourdough bread, or even better yet, in a sourdough bread bowl. My whole family adores this recipe, I'm sure yours will too!

Quick and Easy Clam Chowder

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The best ever clam chowder you have ever tasted, and it is easy and fast. You will pass this recipe along to your family and friends. If you like more clams you can always add more. Sometimes I will also cube potatoes and throw them in.

Cathie's Clam Chowder

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Mmm, good! Oakies version of clam chowder. Don't forget the saltines! Add one more jar of clam juice, for those of you who like it clammy -- I know that's how my hubby likes it. Enjoy!

Clam Chowder III

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Very basic and easy, and by no means low in fat, but very well worth it.

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Quick Manhattan Clam Chowder

"This was exactly what I was looking for. Prep was straightforward and the end result was excellent…plenty of goodness in every spoonful!" – Howard

Hatteras-Style Clam Chowder

"This is a wonderful recipe! Being from coastal Virginia, this is the style of clam chowder I grew up eating." – betsy

Marilyn's Cheesy Clam Chowder

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A little different twist on an old favorite...cheese makes the difference! Substitute half and half cream for a richer chowder.