Saturday Night Manhattan Clam Chowder
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- Ready In:
- 1 cherrystone clams, steamed or (29 ounce) can minced clams, drained
- 12 ounces bacon, diced
- 1 1⁄2 cups onions, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup green pepper, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 cups carrots, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes, I use Red Pack
- 2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
- 3 cups clam juice, from the steamed clams or 3 cups bottled clam juice
- 3 cups chicken broth or 3 cups water
- 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 4 -6 yukon gold potatoes, cubed
- 1⁄2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 lb cooked shrimp, shelled, tails off (add this to make the chowder over the top, but it's optional)
- Steam clams in a large pot and reserve the liquid that is left- it should measure about 3+ cups.
- Chop the clams.
- In a large pot, cook the bacon over medium/high heat until slightly crisp.
- Add the onions and cook, stirring until transparent.
- Add the garlic, pepper, carrot and celery and cook for about a minute or two.
- Add the clams, tomatoes, clam liquid, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, and ground pepper.
- Bring to a boil and add potatoes.
- Simmer 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- Season with salt, pepper and hot sauce for a little heat, if desired.
- Add chopped parsley.
- Add the cooked shrimp now if you plan to use them, but do not continue to cook or the shrimp will get tough.
- You should only warm the shrimp over for best results.
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I've lived in New York my entire life and I'm married to my hubby Brian for over 40 years. We have 3 grown children, our dogs and cats to fill our lives and our home. In the mundane world I work for a pharmaceutical company. The cooking fun starts once I get home (don't care to do fast foods) coming up with quick easy meals and making more involved recipes on the weekends. I love cooking and experimenting with new recipes and flavors for my family. I could sit for hours just researching recipes and coming up with ideas. My other hobbies are coloring & decorative painting, making craft items, a bit of sewing, a bit of crocheting.