Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
Hearty, warming, comfort food! I got the idea to make this soup from my DF Hope. It has clams, corn, potatoes, leeks, onions & red peppers. Very easy to make.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 onion, diced finely
- 1 leek, cleaned and sliced thinly
- 1 large potato, diced finely
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 (6 1/2 ounce) cans baby clams, with juice
- 2 (15 1/4 ounce) cans creamed corn
- 1 (15 1/4 ounce) can whole corn (or grilled fresh corn on the cob kernels removed is really good!)
- 1 (8 ounce) jar clam broth
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup light cream
- salt and pepper
- Old Bay Seasoning
- Heat oil and butter, sauté onion, leeks, garlic, celery, potato and peppers till translucent.
- Add canned corns juice from canned clams and jar clam juice.
- Simmer 15 minutes.
- Add milk, cream, and simmer 5 more minutes.
- Add clams season to your taste with salt, pepper, and Old Bay seasoning.
- Simmer till warmed.
- Serve with crusty French or rye bread!
Great soup for a cold's winter night. I made it for an informal dinner party with some friends. I served it with a bread platter and a big Mango salad. I didn't have any Old Bay Seasoning, but it was still wonderful. I used more vegtables than in called for to make it go further. Even the kids loved it, now that says something. This chowder doesn't call for bacon. Yahoo, we don't need the fat! Thanks so much for the great recipe! It was great!!
Very good Rita, Dh loved the clam chowder. We really like the flavor of the Old Bay Seasoning in it.The recipe is a real keeper.
The chowder was good, and we enjoyed it, but the corn totally overpowered the clams. I felt that I could have done without them and no one would have noticed. I would rather have used them in a real clam chowder recipe. But again, I must say that the corn chowder aspect was delicious.