By Redneck Epicurean on January 17, 2007
Photo by PaulaG
Photo by PaulaG
"This is by far my favorite ever recipe for clam chowder. I always replace my salad with a cup of this. I was shocked that nobody had posted it."
Serving Size: 1 (1724 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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!"
"It needs Clams, stock or clam juice, forget the milk, whipping cream now days is already light enough."
"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 recipe#256914. Divine!!!"
"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."
"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."
"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!!"
"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."
"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."
"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 :)"
"I reduced the salt to 1 tsp and added just a pinch of thyme as a personal preference. Delicious!"
"This was a pretty good recipe. I liked the celery and leeks as well as the nice creamy base. A few changes for me. I reduced the amount of milk and added some white wine and clam juice. Added fresh thyme and most importantly doubled the clams. A fresh squeeze of lemon at the end of cooking brightened the flavor.
But an easy recipe with very nice flavor."
"Yummmmy!!! We don't get many cold days in Southern California but when we do this is what we crave. Thanks for posting it. Halo Pinero/Corona CA"
"this was really easy and delicious. i doubled the and left out the cream entirely. it was so good!"
"I was looking for a broth-like clam chowder and this is definitely it. I added two 142 g cans of baby clams and the juice inside and I omitted the heavy cream. I used 2% milk and added another tablespoon of butter at the beginning. Just excellent! Thank you for this recipe."
"This was awful. I was SO looking forward to making this and what a disappointment. I do believe though I learned a lesson in thyme. Dried is obviously different than powdered, which I have here. ?? All I tasted was thyme and this wasn't even edible. I ended up adding sour cream, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic salt, salt and pepper. THEN it was edible and everyone loved it! I didn't, guess the let down of this dish ruined my appetite. :-("
"This was delicious! And it was even better the next few days for lunch with sandwich or soup! I made as directed, but will try to thicken it some next time! Yummy!!!"
"Definitely worthy of 5 stars! I'm sorry to say that I forgot to purchase some leeks, so they were omitted from this. Otherwise, the recipe was made as directed. I gotta tell ya, this tasted quite a bit like the clam chowder you get at Red Lobster. I, too, always substitute a cup of the chowder for the salad when we go there. If you've ever had their salad, you know why. Without a doubt, I will make this over and over, it's fabulous! Thanks! :)"
"I was really looking forward to trying this recipe but was a little disappointed with it. Unless I knew there were clams in the recipe I would not have known. They got totally lost in amongst the other ingredients. Having said that, it was a very nice chowder and I did use less salt as recommended by PaulaG. If I made it again I would double the quantity of clams."
"Clam Chowder is one of DH's favorite things and I knew I would have to make this. I did cook 2 slices of bacon until crisp tender, drained off all but a small amount of fat, reserved the bacon for garnish and cooked the diced vegetables in the bacon fat in place of the butter. The recipe calls for 1 cup of minced clams and since my clams came in a 6 oz can I used 2 cans. Definitely used much less salt than the recipe called for. I don't remember ever tasting Red Lobster's chowder but with the changes I made, this is delicious. This was served with crusty bread."
"very good flavor. I altered the recipe into a low cholestrol veriosn. I replaced butter to olive oil. and I skip the heavy cream. It still taste great!"