Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Chicken of the Sea

Catchy title, huh?  You're probably wondering what the heck I am talking about.  Last night I succeeded at my first try of clam chowder.  It is my husbands favorite soup.  When a co-worker had some last week and let me try, I had to get the recipe to make it for him.  Anytime we go to a restaurant it is the first item he looks for.  He is a clam chowder connoisseur, if you will, and mine didn't disappoint!

Clam Chowder
2 cans of whole baby clams (I used Chicken of the Sea brand)
4 pieces of cooked, chopped bacon (I used turkey bacon)
1 medium onion
2 celery stalks
8 oz. boiled diced potatoes (I used red skin and left the skin on)
2 tbsp of flour
Olive oil
8 oz. heavy whipping cream
16 oz. chicken broth

Chop onion and celery very fine.
Saute in olive oil and a little chicken broth until translucent on medium heat.
Add bacon in pieces and sprinkle in 2 tbsp of flour.
Cook for one minutes (will become a paste).
Pour in 16 oz. of chicken broth.
Add whipping cream 1 oz. at a time, slowly stirring it in.
Bring to a boil and stir for 1-2 minutes.
Add clams (with juice) and drained diced potatoes.
Cook until warm throughout.
Salt and pepper to taste.

This recipe made plenty for the both of us, with leftovers!


Lane R said...

Sounds delicious! I will have to try it soon.

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

This sounds delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Laura said...

Looks delicious! Just found your blog and am a new follower!

Katie {katie lately} said...

I so wish I could eat clam chowder -- looks delish!! I tagged you in my post today :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

oh i love clam chowder. this recipe looks great! thanks for sharing it

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