Homemade New England Clam Chowder Recipe

Looking for an easy Homemade New England clam chowder recipe? Learn how to make Homemade New England clam chowder using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by tuna100

Makes 32 servings



New England style (milk based broth) - serving 1 c. Leave out the cream for Rhode Island style (clear broth) and fewer calories

Recipe Ingredients for Homemade New England clam chowder

4 lbs. clams (approx. meat from 10 lbs. quahogs)
1 lb. clams (frozen meat)
47 oz clam juice
51 oz chopped clams
3 stalks celery
8 potatoes
2 onions
8 cups water
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 pints heavy cream
1 pint half-and-half cream
2 cups potato flakes

Recipe Directions for Homemade New England clam chowder

  1. chop vegetables separately

  2. saute onions in olive oil until soft

  3. add celery and cook until soft

  4. add clam juice, water and potatoes and cook until potatoes soften

  5. add potato flakes to the soup to thicken

  6. steam live whole clams very gently until they open (clams that do not open or that smell and look unhealthy should be discarded)

  7. chop the whole clams

  8. add all the clams and cook gently until clams are cooked but not tough

  9. add cream to taste before serving

  10. Tip: Never boil or microwave to reheat as this will separate the cream and toughen the clams

Categories

Seafood, First Course, American

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 320.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
238
Calories from Fat
109
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.1g
19%
Saturated Fat
6.5g
32%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
36mg
12%
Sodium
595mg
25%
Potassium
441mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
30.1g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
Sugars
6.3g
Protein
3.1g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 5% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sodium
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