Red Lobster Clam Chowder
photo by Swirling F.
- Ready In:
4-8 depending on serving bowl or cup
- 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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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!
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!!!
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!
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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