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Manhattan Clam Chowder

Ingredients

1 dozen large quahog clams, with juice chopped
1 large onion, diced
1 leek, chopped , white and light green parts only
1/2 stuck of unsalted butter
2 boiling potatoes, cut into medium dice
1 green pepper seeded and diced
4 tomatoes,blanched, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 bay leaf
1 rib of celery diced
1 tsp thyme
1 and 1/2 quarts of fish stock or water (fish stock is better)
kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
1/2 tsp caraway seeds
This is a popular much loved version of clam chowder.

Directions:

  • Steam the clams until the shells open. reserve and strain the liquid through a wire mesh strainer.
  • Dice the clams and set aside.
  •  In a large sauce pot saute the onion and leek in butter until soft.
  • Add the potatoes, green pepper, tomatoes,bay leaf, celery,thyme, stock or water and the reserved clam liquid.
  • Season with salt and pepper, cover and bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add the chopped clams and caraway seed and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

 

Servings

6

Prep

15 min

Cook

20 min

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Skill Level

Easy