Allana's Zesty Red Clam Chowder Recipe -
Allana's Zesty Red Clam Chowder Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Allana's Zesty Red Clam Chowder

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"A rich red clam chowder with a spicy kick and plenty of vegetables."

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Original recipe makes 12 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, place the vegetable oil, onion, carrots and celery. Slowly cook and stir 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Mix in the bacon, potato, clam juice, tomatoes, tomato sauce, white pepper, seasoning salt, parsley, marjoram, garlic powder, thyme, mustard, Cajun seasoning and hot pepper sauce. Reduce heat and simmer until the potato is tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Mix in the clams and shrimp. Cook approximately 5 minutes more and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 12, 2005

I made this last night and I think it turned out great. There are some changes, however, that I made. First,I would saute the celery by itself for about 4 minutes before adding any other vegetables to the pot(this would ensure that it wouldn't be still crunchy at the end of simmering). I would not add the bacon; cut the 1/4 tsp of white pepper to 1/8th tsp; instead of 5 drops of hot sauce, only add 3, and before simmering for 20 minutes, add 1 1/4 cup of hot water, to make it more of a soup/chowder consistency. Without adding the water, it would have been way to thick and chuncky for me. Overall, my whole family was impressed. Thank you Allana for a nice recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 25, 2003

The recipe needs more clams and I think more bacon. I will try it again though with these additions.


17 Ratings

Apr 23, 2003

Made this for my soup loving pregnant wife and she loved it.

Feb 05, 2003

Very different from your ordinarry clam chowder - spicy and good.

Dec 22, 2003

Alot of work chopping all the ingredients and all the spices, but well worth it. Like a good chili, it tastes best the next day when all the flavors have blended together. I used fresh already shucked clams that I bought from a chinese market, so the clams were plentiful and flavorful, not rubbery. Left out the shrimp since I'm allergic, but probably would taste great.

Feb 07, 2008

This was so delicious!! I made it without the bacon, to save some fat from the recipe and because I don't eat meat, and the flavor was still wonderful! I also added a few shrimp that i had that needed to be used up and they were a wonderful surprise while i was eating this soup! I made an entire crock-pot full of this, and my family ate it within two days!!!

Jan 17, 2003

Nobody liked this.

Mar 08, 2007

Maybe a little too hot. Reduce ground Pepper


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  • Calories
  • 183 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 13.8 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 548 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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