Rhode Island Recipes

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Clam Chowder

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!
Main Dish Clams

Firehouse Clam Bake New England Style

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Growing up along the Eastern seaboard in Rhode Island, seafood is a staple of the state! This is a wonderful recipe that is prepared right on the beach!! A lot of work, but well worth it! You'll have to collect a lot of stones and seaweed for this dish.
Seafood Appetizers

Clam Fritters

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My stepmother got this recipe from an 80-year-old woman back in the 1940's.
Jams and Jellies

Quince Jelly

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An old family recipe for quince jelly. Quince is a fruit related to apples and pears. It is quite tart, and cannot be eaten raw. This jelly is the perfect way to make use of the quince fruit.

Italian Wedding Soup I

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Coming from Rhode Island, a very ethnic state, this soup was traditionally served at Italian weddings. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.
Appetizers and Snacks

Corn Fritters

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Nothing warms up a cool night like a plateful of old-time corn fritters! Dig in, these are delicious!
Breakfast Bread

Delicious Pumpkin Bread

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Got this recipe from my mom. It is a pretty good recipe, and can be made with canned or fresh pumpkin. One half cup raisins may be substituted for the nuts.
Seafood Soup

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.
Cake Recipes

Johnny Cake

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My sister couldn't eat enough of this cake. This is her favorite.

Cranberry Muffins

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Use this scratch recipe to make zesty cranberry muffins with a slight citrus accent via orange zest and orange juice.
Sloppy Joes


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A Rhode Island exclusive. Kind of like a Sloppy Joe but far superior. Spicy enough to earn it's name, it's best washed down with a good beer. For you non Rhodey people, torpedo rolls are just the long sandwich rolls.
Clam Chowder

Rhode Island Red Clam Chowder

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How can a New Englander love Manhattan over New England clam chowder? Because I like to taste the clams, not just heavy cream with lumps. I came up with this recipe today using what I had on hand, but feel free to improvise. This tastes just like the chowder you get at the beach with clam cakes! When reheating, do not boil or it will 'rubberize' the clams.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rhode Island Clam Chowder

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This is classic Rhode Island chowder. Only here, we usually use quahogs when making it. This recipe can be substituted either way and turns out great for the clam lover. This is a clear soup. This soup should taste slightly spicy, so adjust flavor to your heat preference

Portuguese Steamed Clams

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Being of Portuguese descent and raised in Rhode Island along the Eastern seaboard, this recipe is a wonderful combination of my two heritages. If desired serve with a small cup of melted butter for dipping clams and don't forget a fresh loaf of warm, crusty bread!!! Note: If the clams seem sandy, soak them for a couple of hours or overnight in the refrigerator in salted water with a bit of vinegar, cornmeal, and cayenne pepper.

Beef and Pork Pie

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When I married a Rhode Island guy, this was a must at holiday time, but we Southerners like it so much, we have it anytime! Meat and potatoes cooked in pie shells. This one's easy and fills them up.