“Good old Manhattan Clam Chowder. I've heard that some claim this chowder originated on Long Island, but trust me, Long Island Clam Chowder is a mix of Manhattan style and New England style. Serve with oyster crackers or Saltines.”
READY IN:
1hr 35mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Drain the clams; reserving both the clams and their liquid separately (you will need about 6 cups of clam liquid reserved from the chopped clams - if there is not sufficient liquid from the clams, add enough water to the reserved amount to measure 6 cups, or use bottled clam juice).
  2. Cook the salt pork or bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until the fat renders.
  3. Add onion and saute about 5 minutes.
  4. Add celery, bell pepper, carrot and garlic and cook until softened, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Add the stewed tomatoes, including their liquid, reserved clam juice, oregano and thyme; cook 15 minutes.
  6. Add the potatoes and cook until tender, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  7. Add reserved clams and simmer 10 minutes, no longer (clams will toughen).
  8. Season with hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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