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Good recipe but I prefer more clams. I added many more in addition to 12 additional oz. of bottled clam juice which added much more flavor (had to use a little more thickener after doing this). Also, FYI, if using ground thyme reduce to 1/4 tsp. I also added parsley just as the restraunt and liked this extra touch. It's definitely the best clam chowder recipe I've ever used and will surely make it again!

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allisaylor October 20, 2009

It needs Clams, stock or clam juice, forget the milk, whipping cream now days is already light enough.

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baergy1 April 16, 2013

I usually don't modify recipes until I make them at least once. We were on evacuation alert for forest fires so I didn't want to stray too far from home. I only had about half the leek I needed, and I accidentally poured out half of the clam juice before I noticed that you use it in the recipe. The only other change was I added some chopped bacon. It is a wonderful chowder (even with my mistakes), we had it with Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits TSR Version of Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits by Todd Wilbur. Divine!!!

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Ven-Jor Mom July 25, 2009

What a wonderful recipe. I didn't have leeks and omitted the clams. I thought it was to die for. My husband and step-children only found it okay, but I would recommend this recipe to anyone. It is very yummy.

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Brianna Storer February 17, 2007

1 tablespoon of salt ????????????????? WAY TO SALTY! I didn't want to throw it away so I added 3 potatoes, can of corn, grated carrot, 3 to 4 cups of water then I made a paste, I melted some margarine in a sauce pan, added flour and some milk then added it to the soup to thicken it up. I topped it off with some bacon bits. I told my husband it was now a vegetable clam chowder. I gave him a taste, he liked it, and so I didn't have to throw it away after all.

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Debbie R. September 16, 2014

Good recipe. Reduced the salt since I added old bay seasoning. Didn't have leeks but found the soup was good without them. Will make sure I have leeks next time. Replaced the butter with bacon fat for flavour. Made the soup with a copycat recipe of the red lobster biscuits. Yummy!! Husband made sure I printed this recipe off!!! Thanks for the post!!

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Laura K. March 09, 2014

This is very good and one of the few recipes that doesn't call for some kind of salted pork. however there is waaayyy too much salt in this. I am wondering if it was a typo and should have been a tsp, not a tbles. Otherwise, very good.

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rwr February 23, 2014

DH & I both did not care for this recipe at all. I followed the recipe exact except doubled the clams. All I could taste was the thyme and onions. Ended up throwing it out.

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Aunt Sukki February 26, 2013

My son was begging me to make chowder, and this is the recipe he picked! We doubled the clams and even added a can of those tiny shrimp (he loves his seafood). Added a bit of extra cream as well. He loved it, three bowls. Thanks for the recipe :)

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Soup-R-Mom July 27, 2012

I reduced the salt to 1 tsp and added just a pinch of thyme as a personal preference. Delicious!

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iris5555 January 07, 2012
Red Lobster Clam Chowder