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Four and a half stars! Really good. Made some changes: used leftover salmon in place of clams (which, I recognize, means this is no longer clam chowder!), and subbed in parsnips for the potatoes. Made in crock pot (cooked veg and bacon, then threw in with everything else) and cooked on high for 3 hours and low for 2. Also added 8 oz. tomato sauce for personal taste. Thanks for a really good one. :]

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Messy44 February 28, 2011

I made this tonight with 2 cans of chopped clams and a 1/2 of cup of clam juice with 2.5 cups of water. I didn't add green peppers since I don't like them with chowder nor did I add the bacon. I added some thawed precooked shrimp and let it simmer for 1.5 hours or more since I like a thicker chowder and very soft potatoes. This was very good my kids liked it and it was extremely filling. Had plenty to give my in-laws and sister. Will update as to how they like it. Thank you DeSouter.

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RiBigMouth October 19, 2008

Great starter recipe for us. I used 3 dozen clams because that was what was in the bag from Costco. I used Poblano pepper instead of green because that's what I had and I used 1 quart of low sodium chicken broth instead of water and added 2 small cans tomato paste to thicken a bit. Will do this again! Thanks

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Sue Masters March 25, 2007

This is wonderful! I had to make some changes, due to the fact we are 80 kms from town. I had a pound of uncooked prawns, so I tossed them in right before serving. Didn't put in the green peppers, and added red pepper flakes. I agree...the prawns just made it that much better!! Thanks for sharing.

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luvcook'n December 13, 2006

My picky, picky husband loves this recipe. The bacon really makes it delicious. We are originally from NY where Manhattan clam chowder is the norm. Here, in New England, well we're given the pastey white stuff. Since I need my Manhattan clam chowder "fix" from time to time -- this recipe hits the spot -- I use the serving for 5 size which has the easiest to follow directions. Kudos to DeSouter

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pearlgirl2524 October 15, 2006

Very good BUT only if you add some Oyster Sauce to it. Otherwise I found it a little bland. With the Oyster Sauce it is great. Each person can add it to their bowl before eating to taste. About one tea spoon per serving.

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John W Wenzelburger January 05, 2005

This was very good Manhattan clam chowder!! Couldn't use fresh clams, used 2 cans of baby clams and their liquer, other than that followed the recipe exactly. Wondered about there being no salt added, thought maybe it was because of the bacon but found we had to add salt and more pepper at the table. Also there is parsley in the ingrediant list but is not in the instructions, so I added some with the celery and carrots and used the other half as a garnish. I think when I make it again I will add a little heat to it with either red pepper flakes or maybe some Cajun seasoning. It seemed to be lacking something, but adding the salt did help and we did enjoy it and will certainly make it again. Thanks for sharing, it is very good.

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Derf November 08, 2004
The Ultimate Manhattan Clam Chowder