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    Duke's Clam Chowder

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    lazyme's Note:

    This is a good clam chowder, from Duke's Restaurants in Seattle, Wa. They are famous for their clam chowder.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook bacon until transparent.
    2. 2
      Add butter, onions, celery and all the seasoning except dill and parsley.
    3. 3
      Cook until tender. Add flour and cook 3 to 4 minutes over low heat.
    4. 4
      Add all dairy products, clam nectar and base. Heat just under boiling point.
    5. 5
      Steam potatoes and cool.
    6. 6
      Add chopped clams and potatoes. Bring to a boil slowly and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Add dill and parsley and serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 11, 2009

      55

      Having lived in the Seattle area for years I am fortunate enough to have eaten at Duke's many times. I have made this recipe many times also, the first time following it exactly and after that making certain modifications. Instead of 4 c heavy cream I use 1 c heavy cream, 1 c half & half, and 2 cups of either whole milk (special occasions) or 2% milk. It is still plenty rich and thick. I also drain the liquid from 4 cans of clams, reserve it to let the sand settle, then use that for the 1.25 c clam juice, adding more if the mixture is too thick. If you can find applewood smoked uncured bacon that is fantastic. Clam base can be hard to find but if you are in Seattle try QFC or whatever replaced Larry's Market :( If you're in the DC area, try Wegmans, Balducci's or Whole Foods. Or ask a reputable seafood market. (Clam base is a thick, moist, paste-like substance that is essentially concentrated clammy deliciousness. If you can't find it it is not the end of the world but it does help.) Now, if someone could just post the recipe for Duke's Pier Pie, which has mysteriously disappeared from their menu, life would be complete....

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    • on April 01, 2012

      55

      Sometimes you find that special place to eat that warms your heart every time you think of it. Dukes Chowder House is that place for me. The clam chowder there is so amazing I cant wait to find a new friend just so I can introduce them to the best chowder Ive ever tasted.

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    • on January 20, 2014

      55

      This was delicious! I ignored the instructions on the mondo can of clams I'd picked up at Costco (they come in a 2-pack, I think 52 oz. each of clams and juice) in favor of this recipe. <br/><br/>I do like the notion of draining the liquid first to let the sand settle...the little sandy bits are annoying! <br/><br/>I didn't have clam base, but the recipe didn't seem to feel the lack: I am tempted to buy a jar, if I can find it, though. Better Than Bouillon is what I use for all my beef/chicken/vegetable stocks--no msg, and it comes in a lovely paste that dissolves easily in recipes--and they do make a clam base!<br/><br/>This was rich, thick and velvety, and the fresh parsley at the end was a great touch. I don't think I can go back to Ivar's: It's good, but not chunky and satisfying like this was!

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    Nutritional Facts for Duke's Clam Chowder

    Serving Size: 1 (372 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 825.4
     
    Calories from Fat 681
    82%
    Total Fat 75.7 g
    116%
    Saturated Fat 46.2 g
    231%
    Cholesterol 275.9 mg
    91%
    Sodium 756.4 mg
    31%
    Total Carbohydrate 24.3 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    6%
    Sugars 3.2 g
    12%
    Protein 14.7 g
    29%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    clam base

    italian seasoning

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