The Ultimate Manhattan Clam Chowder

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
45 mins

This is amazing, if I do say so myself. I concocted this yummy recipe for a friend who really savors food. He was floored.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Steam clams in a large pot and reserve the liquid that is left- it should measure about 3+ cups.
  2. Chop the clams.
  3. In a large pot, cook the bacon over medium/high heat until slightly crisp.
  4. Add the onions and cook, stirring until transparent.
  5. Add the pepper, carrot and celery and cook for about a minute.
  6. Add the clams, tomatoes, clam liquid, water, bay leaf, thyme ground pepper.
  7. Bring to a boil and add potatoes.
  8. Simmer 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  9. Remove the bay leaf. Add chopped parsley.
  10. Add the cooked shrimp now if you plan to use them, but do not continue to cook or the shrimp will get tough.
  11. You should only warm the shrimp over for best results.
  12. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.