Recipe by Yummie
"This is a thick, hearty chowder. I got the recipe from a friend in the Canadian Army. Serve with fresh rolls or thick slices of bread, if desired."
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2 (6.5 ounce) cans
minced clams, drained with juice reserved
potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 (12 fluid ounce) can
salt and pepper to taste
I am always trying out different clam chowder recipes. Although none are as good as my mothers! This one is a keeper. I have served it now a few times and always get raves. I do add just a hint of sherry occasionally and always top the bowl of with a small pat of butter and a sprinkle of paprika.
I made this exactly as the recipie called for and it was - just OK - it seemed to lack any convincing flavor of anything in particular - there was no evidence of clams unless you happened to get one in your spoon - my overall impression was - too bland - so, toward the end of the 20 minute simmer I added a bay leaf and, a dash of celery salt, and a dash of basil - that helped some - if I make it again, I think I'll start with something like bacon drippings instead of plain butter
Excellent recipe. The only thing I do differently is to cook a few strips of diced bacon along with the onion and celery and reduce the butter slightly to compensate for the added fat.. I have used regular milk or half and half cream instead of evaporated milk also.
Very nice for sure! I did some mods that you may like. Changes are: 3 cans of clams, 3 potatoes, 2/3 teaspoon thyme, 2/3 cup flour, 3-5 cloves of garlic, 1 Stock of Leek. Make the roux as stated THEN add in the Leek and go from there. Make sure you add your extra water slow as if you over do it, yuck.....water soup! Have fun and enjoy.
This is my very favorite homemade clam chowder recipe. I make this now rather than buy it or eat it out. I add a lot more seasonings - especially garlic powder and I add dill, celery salt, and garlic salt for a really good taste.
This was so good. It was very creamy and smooth. I think I ended up adding 2 cups of water (the recipe doesn't tell you a certain amount). I'll definately make this again.
This was sooooooooo good! Since several of the reviews suggested adding more clams, I added a 3rd can of chopped, rather than minced clams, along with a little garlic powder and a wee bit of dill. It was terrific. Definitely a keeper!
What a wonderfully delicious and filling chowder. We loved it, in fact I served it to a large family gathering and everyone loved it. I did add three ingredients to it that I felt would give it a little more flavor - 1 tsp. crushed garlic and 1/2 tsp. basil & 1/2 tsp. cilantro.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Clam Chowder Canadian Military Style
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 194
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