My 13 year old son is obsessed with clam chowder and we buy a can for him at least once a week. (Disclaimer) I am NOT a great cook and when I told my son I would make him chowder instead of buying canned he begged me not to. He nixed the bacon idea as well. So, I followed the recipe and took the suggestions to add clam juice instead of water. The flour/roux think was weird and seemed clumpy and gross. I constantly stirred it until it was like a paste and then added the 1/2 and 1/2. Then I stirred for about 10 more minutes. It really thickened up. Poured in the veggies-Seemed like it would be more of a veggie stew but they mixed well with the cream. Added the clams and turned of the heat. Then added the salt and red wine vinegar. So the verdict= It's way better than canned, add more clams then the three cans and maybe the mixture of minced and whole, needs to be a little thicker, (he likes the Monterey stuff which makes a spoon stand up) So until I get The Old Fisherman's Grotto restaurant in Monterey recipe. This is what I will use!
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My 13 year old son is obsessed with clam chowder and we buy a can for him at least once a...