Red Lobster Clam Chowder

"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."
 
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Ready In:
50mins
Ingredients:
13
Yields:
4-8 depending on serving bowl or cup
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ingredients

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directions

  • In a soup pot, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add onion, celery, leeks and garlic and saute for 3 minutes mixing often.
  • Remove from the heat and add the flour, mixing well.
  • Add milk and whisk vigorously.
  • Drain clams and add juice to soup.
  • Slowly bring to a boil, stirring often.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and add potatoes and seasonings; simmer 10 minutes.
  • Add clams and simmer 5-8 minutes.
  • Finish with heavy cream.

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Reviews

  1. allisaylor
    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!
     
  2. barnes.kathryn
    I believe that 1 Tbsp of salt is a typoj. I think it should be 1 tsp of salt.
     
  3. Ven-Jor Mom
    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!!!
     
  4. baergy1
    It needs Clams, stock or clam juice, forget the milk, whipping cream now days is already light enough.
     
  5. Soup-R-Mom
    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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Tweaks

  1. barnes.kathryn
    It was a good solid recipe but after I was finished I wasn't satisfied. I added 3 tbsp. of white wine, more salt and more pepper. When I make it again I think I will throw in a little bacon and 3 potatoes. I like a thick potato presence in my chowder. Still, I give it 5 stars. Thanks for the recipe!
     
  2. queennan
    Definitely use 1 tsp salt versus 1 tablespoon.
     
  3. Laura K.
    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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