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California Clam Chowder Recipe
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California Clam Chowder

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"A delicious California take on the traditional New England clam chowder. We serve this every Christmas Eve."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and crumble, reserving the drippings in the skillet.
  2. Cook and stir potatoes, celery, and onion in the bacon grease over medium heat until cooked through and tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain grease from skillet and stir seafood seasoning, garlic salt, onion powder, thyme, and white pepper into vegetable mixture until evenly coated.
  3. Melt butter in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Whisk cornstarch into melted butter until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir half-and-half and milk into butter mixture until thickened and smooth, about 5 minutes.
  4. Drain juice from canned clams and stir juice into milk-butter mixture; add vegetable mixture and stir. Cook and stir soup until heated through but not boiling, about 5 minutes. Stir clams into soup and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle bacon and drizzle red wine vinegar over soup before serving.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can adjust the thickness of your chowder by increasing or decreasing the amount of milk.
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Dec 11, 2014

Absolutely delicious! I did a few less clams and a few more veggies by mistake... But it still worked. I also probably could have stood to do just a smidge less of corn starch.

 
Jul 17, 2014

This was good! I did reduce the butter and cornstarch by 1/2, as it seemed a bit too much for me, and that worked fine. It was the perfect thickness for us. This had a subtle, but nice flavor. This is not gonna replace our favorite clam chowder, but we all enjoyed it, and I would make it again! Thanks for sharing. :)

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 454 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 127 mg
  • 42%
  • Fat
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 31.1 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 845 mg
  • 34%

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

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