i thought this was awesome! i didn't add the carrots but did add more garlic and celery salt. it tasted even better after sitting in the fridge overnight. i would recommend cooking it a day before you intend to eat it so the flavors have a chance to meld together. my honey ate most of the pot within 2 days and i made at least triple the recipe.
Very pleased with the outcome,only changes I made where additional garlic & almost double the clam juice,probably about 55oz. I also tossed in 8 littlenecks for decorative effect when serving. Served with a Garden Fresh Salad, Native Corn & French Bread As a native New Englander this was The Cat's Meow.....
Excellent base to start from. I did not have the bacon laying around but did add some fresh dill and the chowder turned out fantastic! My favorite part about this recipe is that once you cook the potato, carrot, onion, garlic, butter base you can simply flavor it to the experience your looking for. I do want to try it with some bacon or sausage next time. You can't really go wrong with this recipe.
The whole idea of chowder is that it is thick and hearty. Diluting it to a soup defeats the purpose. I use salt pork in mine, I don't want the smokey undertones of bacon in my chowda!
This was okay, but not great. We thought it was rather bland. I had to add 2 more cups of clam juice to thin it out. People who prefer a more bland chowder will enjoy this - it's certainly hearty and satisfying - just not really to our taste.
I made this clam chowder and it came out wonderful, except, I did add a few more ingredients such as the pieces of bacon and more clams...I didnt know what a chef's potato was so used a red potato...2 ounces actually is 1/4 cup....I add cayene pepper to give it a little heat and added a lot of salt....Put soda crackers and cheese into my bowl and it was sooooo good...Thanks for posting...
Everyone else's must have turned out better than mine, until I added chicken broth and cayenne pepper I thought this was a little bland and next time I'd use less instant mashed potatoes. Overall its a good recipe though.
I've had this recipe for quite some time, and this clam chowder is the best! I like adding bacon not just the bacon fat in my chowder. I also add a little water, or more clam juice - and I omit the bay leaf and carrots. Other than that the rest stays the same - yummm! My family and friends love it!
This is an absolutely stunningly delicious clam chowder. I made it without the celery and increased the garlic a smidge but other than that left well enough alone and the blend of flavors came out sensational!
Excellent Chowda! I did not use the carrot, other than that I followed the recipe exactly. I cooked 60 minutes covered instead of 30 minutes; I think my potatoes were a bit large. I found cooking this in an enamel lined pot helped avoid any sticking.