Great chowder! Since this one has already seen to repeats the review is long overdue. Found this tomato based Clam Chowder version excellent and have added it to my soup collection. Made as posted and wouldn't change a thing. (Second time around didn't have the clam juice and subbed with the Extra Spicy Clamatao juice I had on hand making for a great tasting chowder too.) I go with the clam juice but now I know there's an option that works. Going to do as I do with our family favorite Clam Chowder - double the recipe - freeze to have on hand for those times one needs a special soup in a hurry. Thank you for sharing - one cannot have too many soup and chowder recipes!
Put my "all" into this recipe...I petite diced everything by hand and it turned out beautiful as well as very delicious. Next time, when I make it for the family, I will serve it "rustic" style and use the food processor for the cutting, it should be a breeze and I bet it tastes just as good. My guests raved about this soup, and I definitely agree. I served pepper flakes to those who enjoyed theirs spicy without having the truest's unduly subjected to Capsaicin anxiety :)