This clam chowder sure hit the spot. I followed the recipe exactly as written, except I added a can of corn. Wonderfully thick, lots of clams and very rich. What is not to like about this soup? Thanks Steve for sharing this really great chowder recipe. This will be my one and only.
I chose this recipe out of the many posted because some others omit celery - which I think is essential in any soup - and I was intrigued by the two kinds of clams and the addition of Worcestershire and cayenne. Both give a nice little kick at the back of the throat without overpowering. A good amount of clams - which is great. I added just slightly more flour because I want chowder to be fairly thick, and only used 2 tsp. of salt - plenty in my opinion. Delicious! Wouldn't change anything.
Really delicious clam chowder. The only thing that I did different was use 6 cans of chopped clams and added 1/2 cup of chopped carrots.. I have never added worcestershire sauce to clam chowder and it was a nice addition. I will make this again!