_bbR3iY5lLSjzaZNziPYc6VX6tk Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: New England Clam Chowder

Friday, November 16, 2012

New England Clam Chowder

I'm not a huge fan of clams of any kind, but I will eat Clam Chowder "if" I'm in the mood.  My hubby on the other hand LOVES clams.  He isn't a big soup eater (although he does eat "homemade" soups) but he really does like Clam Chowder.  I may be making this for him very soon.  This recipe looks really easy and of course the picture really does took tasty!  Don't you think so?

New England Clam Chowder

  • 24 clams, cherrystone 
  • 2/3 cup onion 
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced, white and light green part only 
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 
  • 4 strips bacon 
  • 4 sprigs thyme 
  • 2 cups heavy cream 
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt 
  • 1/2 tsp. white pepper 

 Rinse clams thoroughly in cold water.
Chop onion in Chop 'N Prep™ Chef. Set aside and combine with sliced leek.
Place clams in the Tupperware® SmartSteamer Base, potatoes in the Colander Tray and fill Water Tray to fill line; cover and microwave on high power for 10 minutes or until clams open and potatoes are fork tender.
Remove clams from microwave and discard any that do not open; shuck clams over Water Tray to catch clam juice.
Place clams in base of Chop 'N Prep™ Chef and coarsely chop.
Dice bacon and place in Chef Series™ 3-Qt./2.8 cm Saucepan along with onions, leeks and thyme. Over medium low heat, sauté bacon, onion, leek and thyme 5 minutes or until onions are translucent.
Strain steaming liquid, add liquid to saucepan, increase heat to medium high and scrape pan to loosen browned bits. Remove thyme, add potatoes, cream and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

See told you it was a pretty easy recipe to follow, and if you have the Tupperware products used here it appears to be very simple.  If you don't have these products and you want to get them, check out my Tupperware Site.  You can order them there or get in touch with me and we can do a party for you - either an online party or a book party (some really great stuff available) and you may qualify for hostess credits and free stuff!

1 comment:

lilyk said...

This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!