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

  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 =)

  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.