[Cover photo by - Carla -.] My other soup cookbooks include Dreamy Cream Soups , For Health and Healing , Hearty Meat Soups , Meat-Free , Out of the Ocean, Into the Tureen , Slurping Round the World and Tomato Soup . . . Mm-mm, Good!
This is one of the recipes I adopted -- it's gotten 5 stars all around, so I won't change it, but I wouldn't use margarine or cooking oil -- I would use either light olive oil or unsalted butter. I also might substitute half and half for the milk, to be a little decadent once in a while...
This is how my mother made her chowder for years, and it was always greeted with pleasure and delight from anyone partaking in in. Even my Aunt who has always hated Corn Chowder loved this recipe. You can use fresh corn if you prefer, but may want to add it in with the potatoes to cook, and if you must use canned corn, watch the salt. Canned corn will change the flavor greatly.
As a New Englander I can tell you this is the best Clam Chowder around! It's from The Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pomfret, Connecticut.
This is the original recipe.
In addition to the onion & celery I sometimes like to add 1/2 cup shredded carrots.
As with most chowders, this is much better served the second day. Let it sit in the fridge overnight, reheat and serve! Sometimes I will add some crushed red pepper when I saute the onion. The Maine shrimp can be substituted with other small shrimp.
A hearty one-dish meal with a salad and some nice bread. Combo of several recipes i have tried. Came about while looking for a way to use up leftover baked salmon from one of those HUGE filets from Sam's Club.