Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
The best recipes are always the simplest and this is my favorite for chowder. It features classic easy-to find ingredients: It''s a cinch to make, and best of all --it tastes great!
- 8 slices bacon, chopped
- 2 cups chopped clams (I use canned)
- 4 cups clam juice
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine (chardonnay)
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, medium size, diced
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 28 ounces canned whole tomatoes, drained then chopped
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 -3 dashes Tabasco sauce (optional)
- In a large pot, saute bacon until brown and crispy. Pour off 1/2 the fat. Add the onion, carrots,celery, thyme and parsley and saute for about 3 minutes (or until softened). Add tomatoes, tomato paste and garlic, cook for 2 minutes. Add wine and clam nectar. Bring to a boil. Add the potatoes, reduce heat, and simmer for about 10 minute or until potatoes are tender. Stir in clams and cook for a few more minutes (to heat the clams). Serve with nice crusty rolls.
Great clam chowder!! Very easy. Made just as written and I think next time I make this I will add some pepper. Oh, and this makes a TON, so there are plenty of leftovers. Thanks for sharing!
Excellent chowder! Just like my old recipe but better! Thanks!