Seattle Clam Chowder

  1. Seattle Clam Chowder

    2 T Butter
    1 /2 cup finely diced celery
    1 /4 cup finely minced leek (white part only)
    1 /4 cup minced green bell pepper
    3 T. flour
    1 3 /4 C. Milk
    1 cup half & half
    1 /2 cup diced potato
    2 cans of minced clams (drained, keep liquid and set aside) OR equivalent of hard shelled clams
    1 /2 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon thyme
    3 drops Tabasco
    black pepper to taste
    1 /2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

    Melt butter over low heat in a heavy saucepan . Add celery, leek, onion and green pepper, Stirring occasionally cook 6- 8 minutes or until tender. Blend the flour into the vegetable/butter mixture and heat until bubbly.

    Gradually add milk and cream stirring constantly, cook 1-2 minutes.
    Stir in potato, reserved clam liquid, salt, thyme, tobasco and pepper.

    Bring to boiling and simmer 25-30 minutes stirring frequently.

    Add clams and Worcestershire sauce and heat thoroughly.

    Serves 4
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  2. This Sounds So Delicious!!!!!!!
     
  3. There's NOTHING that says Seattle more than Clam Chowder. This recipe rocks.

    :wlae:
     
  4. LOL you are killing me with your recipes!!
    Got to try this one too!!
     
  5. clam chowder is the bf's fave! i need to try this out. thanks!
     
  6. i love clam chowder to bits! i will try out your recipe, looks yummy! thanks!
     
  7. I'm going to try this out this weekend if school work let me =)

    *YUM*
     
  8. Sounds great!
     
  9. Is it possible to buy "live" clams for this recipe? I couldn't find any canned ones anywhere... Been looking for aaaaages.
     
  10. sounds yummy! I gotta make these one of these days!
     
  11. I loveee clam chowder thanks for the recipe!!
     
  12. Sure, you can use the equivalent hard shell clams that are chopped or minced.
     
  13. This sounds perfect for a night like this...

    Too bad I didn't try any chowder when I was at the Pike market recently... I've been kicking myself over that.