Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins
I found this recipe in the "Disney Magazine." It comes from the Pacific Wharf Cafe at Disneyland and is one of their most-requested recipes. I pre-cut all the vegetables and store, covered, in the fridge until I'm ready to make the soup.
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 5 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 1⁄2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1⁄2 cup diced onion
- 1⁄2 cup red pepper
- 1⁄2 cup green pepper
- 1⁄2 cup celery
- 2 1⁄4 cups clam juice
- 1 1⁄2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup clam, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1⁄2 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch white pepper
- 1⁄3-1⁄2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- sourdough bread, slices (optional)
- Melt the butter in a saucepan and then add the flour to make a roux. Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring often, then set aside.
- In a large pot, heat the oil and saute the potatoes, onion, peppers and celery over medium heat until the potatoes are just barely tender, about 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked.
- Add the heavy cream, clams, thyme, salt, pepper, tabasco sauce, and roux. Whisk well to blend in the roux.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more seasoning to taste.
- If you like, serve slices of sourdough alongside.
I am giving this 5 stars because ALL my kids ate ALL their dinner! (Maybe part of it was because the name of the recipe has "Disney" in it) lol This was a very tasty clam chowder. I did double all the veggies and am glad I did. There was just enough left over for a couple lunches the next day. I did use chicken stock for 1/2 the clam juice. Next time I will use less tabasco sauce too. And I will add more clams. DH wanted to know where they were. I used minced clams instead of chopped. Maybe that was why. Overall - a very filling dinner! I served this with my homemade french bread. Made for the November Aussie/NZ recipe swap.
I've made this siup twice. Both times it came out amazing & it reheats well on stovetop. It is very flavorful & easy to make. It just takes time. :) I will definately make this again in winter time! A
Awesome! The best chowdah eva! ;-) I made few substitutions. I used whole wheal flour in the roux, and skim milk instead of heavy cream with great results. I took a couple of suggestions of a previous reviewer (double the clams, use half chicken stock) and I'm glad I did because there was just enough clams. Thank you.