Boston's Best Clam Chowder

This New England favorite is a breeze to make wherever you live. There are quite a few ingredients, but you'll find that most are already in your pantry.

Recipe from The Food Channel
Ingredients
  • 6   tablespoons butter
  • 2   cups chopped onion
  • 1   cup chopped celery
  • 2   tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1   teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2  cup  flour
  • 2  10  ounce cans  whole baby clams, drained, juiced reserved
  • 4   cups water
  • 4   red skinned potatoes, unpeeled, diced
  • 1   pinch of nutmeg
  • 2   teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4  teaspoon Tabasco brand pepper sauce
  • 2   cups heavy cream
  • 1   teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1   tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped
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Directions
1. 
Melt butter in large soup pot.
2. 
Saute onions, celery, and garlic in butter over medium heat for 5 minutes or until softened; season with salt and pepper.
3. 
Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes over medium heat.
4. 
Add clam juice and water and bring to simmer. Let simmer for 15 minutes.
5. 
Add potatoes, nutmeg, Worcestershire, Tabasco; simmer for another 12 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
6. 
Add cream, clams and thyme and bring to a slow simmer; heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until soup is desired consistency..
7. 
Add chives and serve immediately.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 605, Fat, total (g) 44, chol. (mg) 214, sat. fat (g) 27, carb. (g) 37, fiber (g) 3, pro. (g) 20, vit. A (IU) 1944, vit. C (mg) 27, sodium (mg) 1046, calcium (mg) 202, iron (mg) 25, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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