I made this with 4 cans clams, juice from cans and one bottle of clam juice. Followed rest of recipe exactly. As is, the clam flavor was too intense for us. I added a cup of chicken stock to try and soften it. That wasn't enough. So I finally resorted to fatttening it up. Whisked a 1/4 cup flour into 1 1/2 cups 1% milk and slowly adding this. Added another cup of potato and simmered for another 30 minutes. We preferred this final version.
I was afraid we wouldn't like this recipe since we like the creamy version. However, I, too, used canned whole clams and added some chicken broth to make up the difference in the calm juice which I didn't have and made a flour slurry to get the creaminess. This was pretty good. I will probably tweak some more. Good recipe!
The idea of a clam-broth, veggie-filled chowder sounded appealing, but the reality was less so. Sorry, but it's back to "full-fat" clam chowder for me.
Definitely a keeper. I made a budget version (with can clams), and added corn and cilantro instead of parsley. I love clam chowder by my kids don't. This one even they did. I ate 3 bowls. Thanks for posting.
This recipe produces a delicious, thin and intensely clam-flavored broth, packed with clams and vegetables. It is the polar opposite of the many clam chowder recipes that are based on whipping cream or half and half, which though delicious, often seem more focused on creating a thick creamy texture than a good clam flavor. Followed groovrooby's suggested quantities, using 4 cans chopped clams and 1 bottle clam juice, but did not add corn. Truly delicious.
LOVE this soup. I make it at least once a month. It's super easy & cheap to make. I use four cans of minced clams (with juice) and one bottle of clam juice, 2 carrots, three celery stalks, and I add corn cut off of four cobs. Once you chop everything (which you can easily do during the first 45-minute stretch) it's just dump-in and wait. And the flavor is amazing! Soooo delicious.
Sorry we took so long to review this as we have made it several times with RAVE reviews! We upped the ingredients about 10 times over after our initial time. We also added fresh corn right off the cob (6 ears for our serving for 20!, added with the potato) We also add a little chicken or beef stock to "layer" the flavor. We will continue to make this often, our Fav. of all chowder recipes.