The Ultimate Manhattan Clam Chowder

Recipe by DeSouter
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • 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 pepper, carrot and celery and cook for about a minute.
  • Add the clams, tomatoes, clam liquid, water, bay leaf, thyme ground pepper.
  • Bring to a boil and add potatoes.
  • Simmer 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Remove the bay leaf. 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.
  • Season with salt and pepper, if desired.