Best recipe for clam chowder i have ever used. I did substitute V-8 spicy juice for the water to cove the ingredience. Everybody has loved the chowder.
The ONLY Manhattan Clam Chowder recipe you will need. I can't believe how amazing and how EASY it all came together. I made a few changes, based on reviews and personal preference. Used clam juice. Used the mini potatoes/Ukon Golds, chunky cut. Doubled carrots, 2 a small dice that went into aeromatics, the other 2 chunky as listed. Garlic after the veg had softened, not before (too soon burns it). Used Crushed tomatoes. Omitted bay leaf (don't like them) and subbed 1/4 cup fresh parsely for oregano. Added 2 tsp dry tyme. To keep it brothy (I did a long simmer) I periodically added chicken broth, ended up adding 2/3 of a box. And I tossed in 1/2 cup marsala wine at the last 4 minutes of veg cooking prior to adding liquids. I do that in most soups and stews. I kept the green peppers. I like Manhattan Clam Chowder to have a tang to it. I didn't keep bacon in it, just used the fat, used 3 pieces thick cut peppered bacon. Ate it while the soup cooked. Yum. The base of this recipe was perfect, and I did a heap ton of research before using this as the template. You SO can't go wrong with this one. I'd give it 10 stars if I could.
Made it exactly as written except doubled it from the suggestion from other reviewers. So glad I did that!! A friend came by to watch football while I was making it and he was impressed. Had to give him some to take home to the family. I noticed there was no picture so i hurried up and took one before it disappeared. I couldn't find clam broth so I used clam juice and some water. I used 1 lb fresh clams (and the juice from them) plus 2 6.5 oz cans of clams (plus their juice).
Made it without the bell pepper and bacon and added Italian tomatoes. Delicious!!
Delicious! I made the recipe exactly and the chowder was Wonderful! My husband and our friend Eider ate two bowls of chowder. I served butter crackers and sprinkled grated parmesan cheese on top of chowder. Yummo!
Made this a couple of weeks ago and plan to make it again today. It is a great soup. I like it and my BF really, really likes it. I halved the recipe but only made a couple of changes - less bacon and red bell pepper instead of green. Easy to make - just took a bit of time to chop up all the ingredients.
This was amazing! I've always been a fan of the New England version, but made this for my grandparents who loved it. Very easy to prepare and absolutely fantastic a day later after the flavors have "gotten happy." I couldn't find actual clam broth, so I bought two bottles of clam juice and used the juice from 5 tuna sized cans of baby clams and added a cup of vegetable broth to make up the 5 cups. This is definitely a repeat and a wonderful change from the New England version. Thanks for sharing!
Terrific soup! DH loved it--had 3 bowls! My only change was to use a can of crushed tomatoes-he doesn't like chunks of tomato in anything. Thanks for a great recipe!
This is a great Manhattan Clam Chowder recipe. I made a large pot full for a work function. There were not leftovers and I received rave reviews. I pretty much followed the recipe as is. Thanks Jeff.
This recipe is wonderful! I prepared it for the Christmas holidays and it was a huge hit. I substituted about a cup of canned whole clams for a cup of the chopped. I would also puree some with a hand blender to thicken it up a bit more. This recipe will definitely go in my file.