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Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is an excellent recipe given to me by a friend. I've made several adaptations, and love the way the house smells when this is cooking. Serve with a loaf of crusty French Bread, tossed green salad and supper's ready ! And I think Ann D.'s suggestion to add some diced red bell pepper and a few dashes of hot sauce is an excellent idea !!! I've made the changes below.

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  1. Cut bacon into small pieces and fry in pan.
  2. Remove from heat, drain and set aside.
  3. Saute celery, red bell pepper, onions and garlic in small amount of bacon grease for several minutes to sweat.
  4. Add fish and lightly sear.
  5. Add water or chicken broth and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Add tomatoes, clam juice, clams and simmer for 1 hour.
  7. Add potatoes and carrots.
  8. Season with paprika, red pepper flakes, Old Bay, oregano and hot sauce.
  9. Simmer until potatoes and carrots are almost tender.
  10. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Add shrimp 15 minutes before serving.
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This is a great chowder. I was trying to duplicate a chowder from a favorite restaurant. The only thing I did different was add some diced red bell pepper and a few dashes of hot sauce.